20 Twitter accounts we’re following on COVID-19 preparedness

When you hear something on social media about the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, it’s important to consider who is making the statement or suggestion, what they are asking you to do, and what is the evidence for their suggested course of action. During a disaster response, it’s vital to seek out trustworthy sources of information and help dispel rumors. So here are a few of the Twitter accounts we’re following at @AAACERT for federal, state, county, and local news on COVID-19 preparedness in Anne Arundel County. This list is not intended to be comprehensive. However, if you’d like to suggest other trusted local sources of information on the novel coronavirus pandemic to follow, please email […]

Emergency Sanitation and Hygiene Training

AAACERT hosted its first online training via Zoom on March 25, 2020, on the topic of emergency sanitation and hygiene. President Bruce Morgenstern welcomed participants and explained that AAACERT is using this interactive video platform to practice safe social distancing during the pandemic of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The presenter, Public Information Officer Jonathan Hutson, thanked our corporate donors: Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, makers of the Cabela’s Easy Up privacy and shower shelter and Camp Commode camping toilet; home improvement store Home Depot; Rambler Wheels, makers of the Wild Stool emergency bucket toilet seat; and Lavario, makers of the Lavario off-grid, portable washing machine. Hutson, who had been planning a training on emergency […]

AAACERT donations via AmazonSmile

The holidays are approaching and our supporters, friends and family will be busy shopping for gifts, decorations, and more. By reminding them to shop at smile.amazon.com linked to Anne Arundel County Annapolis CERT,  we can increase our AmazonSmile donation. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to AAACERT since we’re an eligible 501(c)(3). And best of all, there is no additional cost to the purchases. Please use the link below to ensure that AAACERT is assigned as your AmazonSmile donation recipient. https://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_ext_ch_47-3987874      

AAA CERT Basic Course: Summer and Fall 2017 Registration Now Open!

Dates for both July and September have been released and registration is open! Schedule for Summer: Friday, July 28: 6pm-9pm Saturday, July 29: 8am-5pm Sunday, July 30: 8am-3pm Saturday, August 5: 8am-1pm (disaster simulation) Click here to register for the summer session! Schedule for Fall: Friday, September 15: 6pm-9pm Saturday, September 16: 8am-5pm Sunday, September 17: 8am-3pm Sunday, September, September 24: 8am-1pm (disaster simulation) (This is a change from the previously published date of Saturday, September 23).  Click here to register for the fall session! Anne Arundel County Fire Training Academy 415 Maxwell Frye Road Millersville, MD 21108 CERT Basic Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself and to help others in the event […]