ALX VA Newsletter Nov-Dec 2022

From our friends at Alexandria VA CERT. Please keep in mind the contact information you see in this newsletter are specific to Alexandria VA unless otherwise noted. Here is the holiday edition of the CERT newsletter, with a focus hazards

Yes, you read that right, CERTCON. This event is open to EVERYONE, not just CERT members.  The National Capital Region has been hosting a CERTCON since 2011. This year marks the first year it will be hosted by the National

September is Recovery Month. Join the Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s campaign and SHOW US YOUR SIGN! Show Us Your Sign!  

CERT member Mark Demyanovich greets Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford.

Image from the Chesapeake Conservancy website. AAACERT was very proud to provide traffic and parking support to the City of Annapolis during the historic Elktonia Carr’s Beach Signing Ceremony. AAACERT President Bruce Morgenstern posing with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford. CERT

Last CERT Basic Class of 2022

Minions With Bullhorn

Friends, we need your help! Please post this to your social feeds and ask your friends and familymembers if they are interested. Our last CERT Basic class of 2022 is quickly approaching and seats are still available. The first class

Emergency Preparedness Expo 2022

We hope you will come out and join AAACERT and the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management for the 2022 Emergency Preparedness Expo. The expo will be held Saturday, September 17 from 10am-2pm at the Anne Arundel Community College

First Sundays with The Arc

The Arc, “…advocate(s) for equity and access for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live self-determined lives and foster opportunities towards self-sufficiency.” Since June, AAACERT has been proud to set up our community tent next to The Arc Central

NNO 2022 EHVFS -- Rosy D. - Joseph

Members of AAACERT Joe Stanik and Rosy Dorffner stand prepared to answer questions about CERT and community preparedness. We would like to thank everyone who visited our tents during the 2022 National Night Out event held at the Earleigh Heights

Our friends at Alexandria VA CERT create very informative newsletters. We are happy to begin sharing them with the community at large. Please keep in mind the contact information you see in this newsletter are specific to Alexandria VA unless

Pride Festival Booth 2022

County Executive Steuart Pittman and AAACERT President Bruce Morgenstern.

County Executive Steuart Pittman (left) and AAACERT President Bruce Morgenstern (right) stand in front of the AAACERT tent. Anne Arundel Annapolis CERT was honored to participate in the 2022 Pride Festival in Annapolis on Saturday June 04. Volunteer members of

Diaper Distribution June 2022 Anne Arundel Food Bank 3

On June 2, the Anne Arundel County Food Bank realized they needed help with an expected rush of vehicles coming to pick up diapers. Their first call, AAACERT. AAACERT volunteer Joe Stanik stands ready to direct traffic to the loading

Hunger Hero Award 2022

Anne Arundel Food Bank Award Bruce Morgenstern

  Congratulations to AAACERT’s President, Bruce Morgenstern, for receiving the Hunger Hero Award Commitment to Service. During the pandemic, AAACERT’s all-volunteer members donated almost 8,000 hours of service. One of the organizations where members donated their hours was at the

CERT Basic Class Simulation May 2022

CERT Basic Class Simulation May 2022   Congratulations to the May 2022 CERT Basic class. Anne Arundel Annapolis CERT’s second class of 2022. The May 2022 class underwent its training and final disaster simulation exercise at the Anne Arundel County

CERT Basic Class of April 2022

  Congratulations to the April 2022 CERT Basic class. Anne Arundel Annapolis CERT’s first class of 2022. The April 2022 class underwent its training and final disaster simulation exercise at the Anne Arundel County Fire Training Academy in Millersville, MD. 

AAACERT Makes FEMA News

AAACERT is proud to have been recognized in the FEMA CERT/ICPS newsletter for April 2022. Our work last year at the Russett Community Cleanup Day for Earth Day was our first but not our last event with the Russett Community.

Teen CERT Basic Calss of 2022 March

  Congratulations to the March 2022 Teen CERT Basic training class from Glen Burnie High School, Meade High School, and Severn School. Each class participated in CERT training at their schools before coming together for the final exercise at the

AACo PD Aviation and AAACERT Members

  AAACERT members were invited to visit the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Aviation Unit. AA Co PD officers explainedthe equipment and ability of the Bell 407GXi helicopter among other items. This equipment helps police officers cover more ground and

Lining up vehicles for smooth operations

AAACERT doesn’t just help around Anne Arundel County. In January, PG Co requested support through AA Co OEM for traffic control at the UM Laurel Hospital Center. COVID-19 testing had begun and the turnout was fantastic. Members of AAACERT happily

Still Lending a Helping Hand

Traffic lines up for food

Volunteer members of AAACERT continues supporting food distributions around the county. Here, AAACERT helps to organize vehicles at Quarterfield Elementary a few days prior to Thanksgiving. Traffic Control is just one of the many skills you can learn when you

CERT Basic Simulation Class of October 2021

  Congratulations to the October 2021 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic training class. The class underwent its training and final exercise at the Anne Arundel County Fire Training Academy in Millersville, MD. This training group had the extra challenge