Anne Arundel County Emergency Preparedness Expo: Blood Drive Participants

We are expanding this year’s Anne Arundel County Emergency Preparedness Expo to include a Blood Drive. In preparation, American Red bloodCross has asked for a list of participants to demonstrate the interest.

As you may know, the Anne Arundel County Emergency Preparedness Expo is on September 10, 2016 at the Marley Station Mall and the County is exicted to partner with the American Red Cross to sponsor a Blood Drive.

If you or family/friends are interested in donating blood on September 10th, please send an email to with your name(s) and email address.

Thank you for you support!!

DC CERT Class, July 2016

The DC CERT program has new management and has started up CERT classes.

Summer 2016 Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)courses will continue in July.  Courses will start on Thursday, July 7th and wrap up with a final practical exercise on Saturday, July 30, 2016.  The course will be held in the District of Columbia, on Thursday evenings from 7 PM – 9 PM and Saturday mornings from 9 AM – 1 PM.

It is a free event and additional information is listed on Eventbrite.

And, just in case you have not yet registered for CERTEX PGC 2016 FE

Amtrak Passenger Train Emergency Response Training

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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

5700 Berwyn Road
Berwyn Heights, MD 20740

This 4-hour classroom course gives orientation to the following:

  • Overview of railroad operations in general; passenger train operations in particular
  • Passenger car construction
  • Passenger evacuation
  • Forcible entry & extrication
  • Locomotive propulsion systems
  • Train crew orientation
  • Hazards: electrical & pneumatic and others
  • On-board emergency equipment
  • Location & use of emergency exit windows & doors
  • Search & rescue and fire suppression
  • Typical train consists and passenger loads
  • Hazardous materials

Clinton CERTEX PGC 2016

Clinton CERT is once again hosting a Functional Exercise, CERTEX PGC 2016 FE. This year’s exercise will be held at:
Clinton Baptist Church
8701 Woodyard Road
Clinton, MD 20735
June 25, 2016
7am – 100pm.

Clinton CERT is looking for CERT responders, controllers, evaluators, site-support, and victim-actors to play injured people at a mass casualty exercise. (Victim-actors should wear clothes they do not mind getting very dirty and they also have the opportunity to have disaster make-up (moulage) applied by professional moulage artists for the event.) They are especially in need of moulage appliers. Prince George’s County needs you to make this event a success.

Please register on Eventbrite, at: if you would like to assist the county with disaster preparedness.

Feel free to share this information with family, friends, and coworkers. Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided – FREE!!!

Point of Contact: Paula M. Hughes
President, CERT of Clinton, MD