Congratulations to the May 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

Russett Community Cleanup Day Spring 2021

From Left: AAACERT Member Rick Cooper, AACo Exec Steuart Pittman, AAACERT Member Anne Coooper, and AAACERT Member Brandon Gosnell. Members of AAACERT where happy to assist the Russett Community Association by directing traffic to the community dumpster during the Russett

  Congratulations to the March 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

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AAACERT President Bruce Morgenstern and Coordinator Joe Dorffner watch an active member of AAACERT practice traffic control. Do they see me? Did they hear my command to stop? You should never assume the answer to these questions is YES. One

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Please join AAACERT in thanking these dedicated men and women. A message from Captain Erik Konmeyer Anne Arundel County Fire Department, Fire Communications The Anne Arundel County Fire Department is celebrating the second full week of April (April 11-17, 2021)

AAC OEM Disaster Dispatch Spring 2021

AAACERT is happy to share the following Spring 2021 Disaster Dispatch from the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management quarterly Newsletter. In this issue you will find information about Flood Awareness including tools to see your community’s risk, a

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From babies to grandparents, your poison center is there to help your whole family. More than 90% of poisonings happen in the home. By calling 1-800-222-1222 first, you may save yourself time and money. #NPPW21    

NPPW2021: When Seconds Count

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In a poisoning emergency, seconds count. Call 1-800-222-1222 to connect with nurses, pharmacists, and doctors who can give you accurate, life-saving treatment advice. Add the poison center hotline to your contacts today, so you can be prepared. #NPPW21    

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Are your household cleaners locked up, or stored up and away from a child’s reach? Cleaners can be poisonous so this #NPPW21 take steps to prevent this common poisoning risk.   That also includes hand sanitizer and other disinfectants being


We get it – life happens. Poison centers are ready 24/7 with fast and free advice. When you have a question, their healthcare professionals have answers. Everyday poison centers answer questions and help in emergencies because life happens. Dial 1-800-222-1222 for

Meet the Women in Charge

March 23 2021 Women in Charge

Join OEM Director Emrick, Fire Chief Wolford, & Police Chief Awad TOMORROW NIGHT, March 23 at 6 pm on

Prepare. Prevent. Protect. National Poison Prevention Week.

Did you know: More than 90% of poisonings happen in the home. Join AAA CERT March 21-27 for National Poison Prevention Week. We’ll share safety tips from poison center professionals on support; poison control and prevention; and much more. #NPPW21


CERT Basic Class Starts Soon

We only have two seats left for the upcoming March and April classes and we need to fill them. Do you know someone who might be interested in CERT Basic class? Send them this post and encourage them to sign up.

National Poison Prevention Week

This year’s National Poison Prevention Week is March 21-27, 2021! More to come! #NPPW21

A message from Bruce Morgenstern, President, Anne Arundel-Annapolis CERT. Our first congratulations goes to Randy Sanger. Randy has been appointed to a position with the Maryland State Fire Commission. Of course, an appointment like this comes with added responsibilities, and

Always Look Both Ways, Twice

Shady Side Vaccine Traffic Management - 002 - 2021 Feb 25

Seniors in the Shady Side, MD area are excited to finally get the call to come and receive their COVID-19 vaccination shot. With limited parking at the Lula Scott Head Start Center, many visitors need to park across the street.

We have only 1 slot available for our upcoming EARLY SPRING CERT BASIC CLASS. Sign up now at the link below. As for the LATE SPRING CERT BASIC CLASS, there are only a couple of slots open for that. We

Thank You, Team Rubicon!

MDVOAD members help with traffic control,

Team Rubicon has come to help backfill at a critical junction, literally. Maryland Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (MD VOAD) members, Anne Arundel – Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (AAACERT) and Team Rubicon have teamed up to support pedestrian and

A member of AAACERT applies his newly learned CPR skills during the testing phase of the class. WHAT DO YOU DO? You’re at home, work, or simply grocery shopping. You hear screaming and see someone bleeding badly from the arm

CERT Basic Classes NOW OPEN

Our CERT Basic classes in March and April are now open. Due to COVID-19 precautions, space is very limited so sign up quickly. The Basic CERT class is approximately 24 hours of instruction in basic disaster skills over 4 days.