AAACERT in the News

Teen of the Week: Glen Burnie High senior works ahead for college, looks to career in public service https://www.capitalgazette.com/neighborhoods/ac-cn-tow-cox-20190816-vb5dllqqh5arvku6ke4offqyvi-story.html

CERT Members Complete SARTECH III Course

From June 21 to June 23, 2019, Anne Arundel – Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (AAACERT) hosted Search and Rescue (SAR) training, certifying members as entry level “non-wilderness” responders.  Thirteen AAACERT members and two CERT members from other counties are now certified as SARTECH III by the National Association for Search and Rescue.  This certification enables AAACERT to assist in SAR events, when requested by the appropriate authorities, as trained responders. Over the course of the three days, CERT members learned about search philosophy, tactics, and operations; they also studied clue consciousness, SAR resources, land navigation, and lost person behavior.  Under the expert tutelage of Jim Jackson and Bill Heisterhagen of the DELMARVA Search and Rescue […]

AAACERT at the SPCA Walk – Spring 2019

On Sunday, June 16, nine AAACERT members volunteered at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County Walk for the Animals at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, providing information about emergency preparedness and AAACERT as well as directing almost 1,000 vehicles through Quiet Waters Park without incident.

Basic CERT Class – Late Spring 2019

On Saturday, June 8, 20 community members completed the Late Spring iteration of the Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.  The three-day course included classroom training and practical exercises, and culminated in a full mass-casualty exercise. One week prior, the students participated in a triage exercise, coming face to face with AAACERT members simulating injuries after a storm hit a classroom.  They quickly learned the value of the simulation, as they had to deal with patients who had been instructed by evaluators to be uncooperative. In the June 8 exercise, the students were met with an entire compound full of simulated injuries; the victims in this drill were wearing moulage, courtesy of Kim Reyes, to […]