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Thank you to everyone who came out to the CERTCON 2022 event held in Alexandria, VA.

CERTCON is open to everyone interested in emergency preparedness and response, including volunteers for Medical Reserve Corps, Red Cross, Team Rubicon, among others. We encourage anyone, a member of CERT or not, to attend the 2023 CERTCON.

Check out the CERTCON website and links to photos.




EPLEX 2022

Bruce Morgenstern is loaded into the back of an ambulance during EPLEX 2022.
Bruce Morgenstern is loaded into the back of an ambulance during EPLEX 2022.

AAACERT is proud to have helped support the 2022 EPLEX event at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on November 5, 2022 by providing over 30 volunteers to help first responders from the BWI Fire Department and surrounding jurisdictions train for a mass casualty incident such as a plane crash. Great moulage added to the realism. The scenario started with a mass casualty incident (nearby fire and 87 passengers in various states of distress). Firefighters and paramedics did initial triage, secondary triage, and then transported victims to a treatment area.

Check out our Facebook page for more photos provided by AAACERT member Rich Saad.




CERTCON 2022 | Nov 18-20 | GW MS in Alexandria

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 Capital Region CERT Consortium (NCRC).

This multi-day event will feature sessions on community safety such as stop the bleed, emergency chef, and duct tape triage; just to name a few.

If you are not a member of a CERT, here is your opportunity to see some of the things a CERT member can volunteer to take part in while giving you the opportunity to speak to CERT members from around the region.

The three links below will provide more details about the NCRC, CERTCON, along with a flyer for this event.


CERTCON 2022 Flyer




AAACERT Visits AACo PD Aviation Unit


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 faster than ground-based officers. Visits like these are just part of the perks volunteer members of AAACERT can experience during our monthly trainings. Click HERE to learn more and sign up for our next CERT Basic class.

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Congratulations To Firefighter Recruit Class #60

AAACERT member Neal Anders provides parking directions to family members of a graduating firefighter before Firefighter Recruit Class #60 graduation ceremony.

Anne Arundel-Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (AAACERT) provided traffic support to honor and assist the Anne Arundel Fire Training Academy’s graduation of Recruit Class #60. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the graduating class was unable to hold their ceremony safely indoors. AAACERT members stepped up to facilitate the outdoor ceremony, helping to park around 100 cars on the Training Academy Yard and directing the recruits’ proud family members, in vehicles, to the stage area for pictures and cheers for their new firefighter. AAACERT volunteer members supported this important logistical task so that fire department personnel were available to participate in the recruits’ graduation ceremony.

AAA CERT to train the Police Explorers

The Anne Arundel – Annapolis CERT will be training the Police Explorers April 1-9 at the expFire Training Academy. The Anne Arundel County Police Explorer Program was created to introduce high school-aged youths to the various careers in law enforcement. Police Explorers are uniformed, non-paid members of the department which meet once a week. During the meetings, Explorers learn good moral character, responsibility and team work. They also receive police associated training which shows them what is like to be a recruit officer in training.

CERT is looking for volunteers to serve as “victims” for the disaster simulation exercise from 0900-1200 on Saturday, April 9th. For more details, please contact

This will be CERT’s first Basic training course of the year. CERT will also be hosting a Teen CERT course in the fall.

Anne Arundel – Annapolis CERT to assist American Red Cross with Smoke Detector Program

The Anne Arundel – Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will assist the American Red Cross and local Fire Departments with fire education and installing fire alarms on Saturday, 16 January, from 10AM to 4PM.

Home fires in the United States kill more than 2,500 people annually and cause an average of 13,000 injuries. Fire prevention is crucial and achievable.

The volunteers will be canvassing the Pasadena and Annapolis areas and offering to install smoke alarms in homes… for FREE! Homeowners will also receive some important information regarding fire safety and checklists.

So be on the lookout.

If you have any photos from the event, feel free to send to