On Sunday, June 16, nine Anne Arundel – Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (AAACERT) members volunteered at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County Walk for the Animals at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

Mark, Karen, and Dudley Demyanovich (pictured above) “manned” the booth at the Vendor Village while the rest of the team (including Mark) directed almost 1,000 vehicles through Quiet Waters Park without incident.

Events like this SPCA fundraiser allow AAACERT members to practice their traffic management, incident management, and communications skills while simultaneously helping a valuable organization.

AAACERT trains volunteers in disaster response skills and emergency preparedness. The group’s volunteers assist others in our community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. When activated under the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management or the City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Management, AAACERT supports emergency response agencies. For more information about how to prepare for emergencies and support the first responders who keep our families and communities safe, visit aaacert.org.