Anne Arundel County Background & Waiver of Liability forms availble

Anne Arundel – Annapolis CERT requires that all “deployable” CERT members complete a Anne Arundel County Background check, complete a Waiver of Liability and have a AAACERT ID.

The Anne Arundel County Background Form is now available for download: Background Form
he Anne Arundel County Liability Waiver Form is now available for download: Liability Waiver
AAACERT ID’s are scheduled, use the Contact Us form to arrange for a CERT ID.
These forms should be sent to Christina Calp via email, FAX or US Mail when completed:
Christina Calp
Emergency Management Specialist
Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management
7480 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Suite 102
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
FAX: 410-222-0690

Laurel City OEM Planning ICS-300 & ICS-400 Classes

Laurel City Office of Emergency Management will be sponsoring ICS-300 and ICS-400 classes and are trying to determine the level of need / interest. The classes will be open to individuals outside of Laurel City. If you are interested send an email to Lena Grant, along with your contact information and affiliation.

IC-100, IC-200 and IC-700 are REQUIRED to take this course. If you haven’t had these courses they are available online:


Volunteer Role Players Need – Washington DC, Emergency Management Exercise

As part of Mayor Bowser’s goal to make DC the safest big city in America, the District will host
the “District of Columbia 2015 Full Scale Exercise” on Thursday, December 10, 2015. Several
District agencies will participate in the exercise, which will simulate a hazardous materials event,
to assess the District’s emergency response capabilities. The exercise will be conducted at
multiple locations throughout the city and will focus on first responder, emergency operations
center, and shelter operations.
A key to making this exercise a success is the availability of individuals willing to act as
volunteer role players and victims on the day of the exercise. These “actors” will portray
individuals impacted by a simulated incident, such as a hazardous material spill, and will be
placed into one of three categories:
• Actors portraying injured individuals that need life saving treatment from first
• Actors portraying individuals contaminated by a simulated chemical spill and need to be
decontaminated by first responders (dry decontamination, no water will be used), and
• Actors portraying displaced personnel and need to seek refuge at a shelter.
No experience required! All volunteer role players must be 18 years of age or older. For more
information regarding the exercise and to register as a role player, please visit the following link:
For difficulties accessing the link and/or reasonable accommodations in support of registration
please contact Kasey Parr at 703-518-9982 or
Registering as a role player does not guarantee selection for participation in the exercise; all
participants must successfully pass a background check and complete a DC HSEMA participant
waiver form. Providing your date of birth is a requirement for the background check.


If you DO NOT have a Anne Arundel – Annapolis CERT ID and want to be a deployable (called on to do “missions”) and / or to take advanced training beyond Basic CERT you will need to obtain one. The basic requirements for deployment and advanced training are to have completed the BASIC CERT course and to have had a Anne Arundel County Background. You may register for a Photo ID without the background, provided you get it before you get your photo. However, you MUST have completed the BASIC CERT class.

You will need to register via Eventbrite and will need to answer all the REQUIRED questions in order to register. Again, if you don’t have your background completed go ahead and register but send an email to: and request the county background form or go to the Anne Arundel – Annapolis website at and look under membership to download one (coming soon). Instructions are included with the form as to where to send it.

Next Session:
Saturday, 7 November 2015
14:00 – 16:30
Anne Arundel County Fire Training Academy
415 Maxwell Frye Road, Millersville, MD

Eventbrite - Anne Arundel - Annapollis CERT ID Cards

Amateur Radio Technician Class – Davidsonville

Sponsor: Anne Arundel Radio Club (AARC)
Date(s): Saturday(s) October 31 – December 12 (skipping Saturday, November 28)
Time: 08:30 – 12:00
Location: AARC Clubhouse, 3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road, Davidsonville, MD
Cost: Free
Manual: ARRL Ham Radio License Manual

Pre-registration though not required is encouraged. You may register by contacting Keith Miller, AE3D at the address or phone listed below.

Keith Miller, AE3D

CERT Parade Marshal Training – Annapolis

There are many events within the City of Annapolis that bring a significant amount of visitors to the downtown area. In the next few months, the City will have celebrations with multiple parades in which Anne Arundel – Annapolis CERT will call upon our trained personnel to assist the first responders. Parade Marshals assist by providing eyes and ears for law enforcement and fire personnel. As a parade marshal, you will assist in crowd control, traffic management and ease of flow of parade apparatus. The training will entail parade safety requirements, emergency procedures, communication and notification protocols, and an introduction and mini presentation from the City’s Special Events coordinator Felicia Nolan.

Class Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Time: 19:00
Location: Annapolis City OEM, 166 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401
Cost: Free
What to bring: Note pad, writing instrument, ID (CERT if you have one)





Traffic and Crowd Management Class

This class will serve to provide CERT members with the skills needed to manage traffic and crowds in planned and emergency situations.

Participants will learn CERT Basic Training Concepts That Apply to Traffic and Crowd Management, Communicating Effectively, Crowd Management, Traffic Management

Training Objectives:

  • Identify possible CERT roles in traffic and crowd management
  • Explain CERT Basic Training concepts that apply to traffic and crowd management
  • Demonstrate standard hand signals for directing traffic and crowds
  • Describe skills for effective verbal communication with the public
  • Explain how to use radios and verbal communication skills to communicate with team members and chain of command
  • Recognize and respond to various types of crowd behavior
  • Identify safety concerns for managing crowds
  • Develop basic crowd management plan for an emergency situation
  • Demonstrate correct use of traffic control devices
  • Recognize safety concerns for managing traffic

Requirements: Basic CERT Training, Completed Anne Arundel County Background, CERT vest, CERT hardhat, and applicable clothing for the weather conditions.

Students will partake in classroom and practical training. The practical training will take place outdoors regardless of the weather conditions.

Reserve Officer (RO) E. M. Vazquez of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Reserve Officer Unit, Western Platoon will provide instruction for the class.



Questions may be sent to:

Class size is limited to 15 maximum.

Amateur Radio Technician Class – Lanham

A free Amateur Radio Technician class is being offered on November 7 & 8 in Lanham, MD at the PGFD Granford Graves Fire Services Building (FSB). The class will be held from 9AM – 4PM both days. Lunch is on your own.

The class is limited to 40 students and a minimum of 20 is needed for the class. Registration is at:

The book for the class is available at:

Laurel Amateur Radio Club will have a FREE exam session on Saturday,November 21, 2015, at 900am, in Laurel.


Basic CERT Class Cancelled for October

Due to insufficient enrollment the Basic CERT class for 9 – 11 October has been cancelled. We were hoping by leaving it open longer that more people would register however, that did not happen. We will be scheduling another one soon.