National Weather Service (NWS) Sterling Open House

The Sterling Virginia office of the National Weather Service (NWS) will be holding an open hose Saturday, April 30 and Sunday May 1. This will be an opportunity to see the operations of the local NWS office.
– Learn how Warnings & Forecasts are Made
– Hourly Weather Balloon Launch
-Child Friendly Weather Experiments
– Tours of the NWS office (an exceptional opportunity since this is usually secured)
– Learn about setting up your own Weather Station
– Various presentations on weather threats
– BASIC Skywarn Spotter class will be offered


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CERT Acting Opportunity

IIF Data Solutions Inc. is currently seeking 100 participants who will be acting as “victims” who will be “rescued “ as part of the National Guards Training for Emergency Preparedness. They do these Training Exercises all across the US and have had many CERT members in the past really enjoy the experience.

The Event will take place on February 22 , 23 ,24 and 25th  2016 at the DC Fire And EMS Training Academy and the RFK Stadium.

Role Players will be paid $14.77/ hr. Orientation is from 1 pm to 4 pm on February 22. Role players will be provided a lunch on the full days that they work.

All Role Players will be paid for all hours including Orientation on the last day that they work. Participants must be 18 years of age and older unless accompanying an adult then they can be 16 years of age.

To apply you simply go to Go to RPSS . Click on blue tab labeled additional exercise information. Scroll to the state of interest . An application will then pop up . Complete all the fields and submit.

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Thank you  for all your support.

IIF Data Solutions Inc. is contracted by the government to support National Guard Training For Emergency Preparedness and their Role Player Support.

AAACERT Assists City of Annapolis with July 4th Parade

Anne Arundel – Annapolis CERT members assisted the City of Annapolis with the annual July 4th parade serving as Parade Marshals. The parade began at on Amos Garret proceeded down West Street around Church Circle and down Main Street and ended in front of the Market House. CERT Member’s duties including lining up the parade participants in proper order, ensuring parade safety, observing for hazards during the parade and assisting Annapolis PD with traffic control.
The parade included fire engines from Annapolis as well as privately owned apparatus, scouts, marching bands, dance troupes, car clubs, politicians, military veteran groups and others.

AAACERT Parade Marshals were specifically trained by the Annapolis City Office of Emergency Management.

If you are interested in learning about Anne Arundel – Annapolis CERT, Emergency – Disaster preparedness or how you may become involved with AAACERT contact us through our “Contact” page.