So.. July 4th is here again, landing with a Crack and Boom, and a Splash in the midst of a very busy month for Montgomery County CERT. Our Go Team is rocking the 4th with multiple deployments this month in support of firework displays and a twilight run. CERT Basic 19-02 […]

Program Manager's Moment- July 2019



June brings a very busy month to Montgomery County CERT as we roll into a full schedule summer of activities. First, we are very pleased to welcome the new Division of Volunteer Services Chief Michael Kelley on board as he begins his tenure. Chief Kelley has told me he looks […]

Program Manager’s Moment- June, 2019


May 2019 is the first ever Stop The Bleed Month, and at Montgomery CERT we are great supporters of learning hemorrhage control techniques.  We have offered several Stop The Bleed courses in the past and plan to offer more this year. Watch this space! Greg St. JamesCommunity Emergency Response Team […]

Program Manager’s Moment- May, 2019


Happy April to all! Congrats to our new slate of 2019/20 CERT officers elected on April 11 for a one-year term. Thank you to the other candidates and our election committee for all of their efforts. Please visit our http://montgomerycert.org/about_us/personnel/ page for an updated list of our leadership team, as […]

Program Manager’s Moment- April, 2019



As we roll into spring 2019 there is a lot to report on: CERT Basic 19-01 is well underway with an engaged (and engaging!) group of new CERT students. Grant funding is being renewed for the next cycle, so I hope to be able to announce date for CERT Basic 19-02 […]

Program Manager’s Moment- March 2019


Welcome to Montgomery CERT 2019. This year looks to be a very active one for MC CERT. We expect to offer multiple CERT Basic classes, CERT refresher classes, CPR for friends, family and the community, a Teen CERT class, and much more. Our Go Team has a number of active […]

Program Manager’s Moment- February, 2019


Well… the Holidays are in full swing, the parties, the goodies, the warmth of family and friends…for most of us anyway. I thought we might spare a thought or two this season for the ones among us who are struggling at this time of year. The first word of CERT […]

Program Manager’s Moment- December 2018



November 2018 finds me reflecting on how quickly time passes. When we are younger we think that some things last forever, and the future is impossibly far away.  Were that it was so… however, as we mature a bit, we learn that all good things must come to an end. […]

Program Manager’s Moment- November, 2018


Yesterday, we had over 35 attendees at the CERT skills refresher course. Thanks to David Steele & Kristen Wear for teaching the class. Participants brushed up on RPM, head-to-toe assessments and other essential CERT related skills. It was a busy 3 hours of training, and everyone received certificates at the […]

Successful CERT Refresher Training!


Marcie Roth was able to visit Montgomery CERT and the October General Membership Meeting to present the topic of CERT and the disability population. To view this, please click the link below.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ea8XBYYLgHv-T3NUL6CpO2a0tvInpOtX/view?usp=sharing  

Marcie Roth Visits our October 2018 CERT General Meeting!



Montgomery CERT provides public safety information and assists the Glen Echo Fire Department with demonstrations at GEFD’s annual open house. CERT Members from L-R (Kevin Barth, ian Golub, Robert Lule, Liljana Stevceva, Rochelle Weisberger, Brett Wernick, and Toly Yarup)    

Montgomery CERT Volunteers at the Glen Echo Fire Department 10-21-18!


October is here bringing changing colors, falling leaves, and lots of CERT activities. We continue Friends and family CPR classes, GoTeam drills and planning, general meeting presentations, 800 MHz radio training, and outreach events. As I look at the list of volunteers and events, I am reminded that as in […]

Program Manager’s Moment- October 2018


Somehow, September is here again, and the lazy days of summer have slipped away once again as we rush head-first into fall. At Montgomery County CERT, we have opened up registration opportunities for a full slate of fall preparedness activities. There are five friends and family CPR/AED classes now open, […]

Program Manager’s Moment- September 2018



Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Do you know how to assist your neighbors and co-workers in any emergency situation? Will you be able to help if Emergency Services are delayed? If your answer was not a resounding yes, then consider taking the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training course […]

CERT Basic #2018-05 Graduation December 15th, 2018


The Go-Team dispatch process has been reworked as of 2018Q1.  This document will give an overview of the process, what to expect when being dispatched, and how to respond to dispatch messages. Last updated: 07/17/2018 Key Points Same message used for SMS (text message) and Email Language has been standardized; […]

Go-Team Dispatch Process


Everyone should be prepared and up to date with life-saving skills like CPR and AED usage. Montgomery County CERT offers free CPR/AED classes taught by ASHI professional instructors as a service to our team, our family and friends, and to our community. Like the CERT class, our public CPR /AED […]

Friends & Family CPR: Friday, July 12th- Register Today! Space ...



Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Do you know how to assist your neighbors and co-workers in any emergency situation? Will you be able to help if Emergency Services are delayed? If your answer was not a resounding yes, then consider taking the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training course […]

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