This year not only was Anne Arundel Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (AAACERT) honored to be parade marshals for the City of Annapolis’ July 4th parade, but we also marched along with all the other great participants. This was the first parade where AAACERT had a group march within the parade.
Parade marshal is one of many unique skills you can train in if you are a member of AAACERT. The responsibilities are numerous including performing safety checks for all vehicles registered in the parade; knowing each of the rules and safety guidelines, many of which are unique to the location and sponsor city; and walking along with the parade and your assigned group keeping a watchful eye out for any issues or safety concerns that may impact the parade or the people watching. It’s a long day but very fulfilling not to mention fun as you walk the path with the parade.
Interested in know what else you can do as a member of AAACERT? Check out our website for more information and links to our social media sites. www.aaacert.org