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Welcome to the Montgomery County, Maryland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) website. The Montgomery County CERT Program is managed by the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.

Join Us for the Winter 2015 Session of the CERT Enhanced Training!

Montgomery County CERT is pleased to announce that Winter 2015 CERT Enhanced Training will start on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 and end, with a final practical exercise, on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings (7-9 PM) and Saturday mornings (9 AM – 1 PM) in Gaithersburg, MD. For more information and to reserve your spot in the class, please visit the Winter 2015 CERT Enhanced Training Registration Page.

About Montgomery CERT
Since August 2013, close to 200 CERT members have volunteered for 71 various events ranging from Operations; Training; Outreach; and general meetings. Over 3,600 volunteer hours have been logged during this timeframe. These numbers include CERT members’ contributions towards nine SITREPs– eight snow storms and one EF-0 tornado that impacted the County in June 2013. In September 2013, Montgomery County CERT received national recognition for Outstanding CERT Initiatives associated to its SITREPs.

Montgomery County CERT continues offering Storm Camp, a half day family workshop designed to improve the readiness and safety of the public. Storm Camp is a concept designed to reach the largest possible number of county residents. For more information on Storm Camp, please click the Storm Camp tab above.

Montgomery County CERT will go on the road to present its award winning social media and situation reporting strategies at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) 80th Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 6, 2014. In May 2014, we presented on the topic at the FOSE/GovSec conference in Washington, D.C..

If you would like to learn more about Montgomery County CERT, you are welcome to attend its monthly General Meeting which is open to the public. The meeting is held on the second Thursday of each month at the Executive Office Building Auditorium located at 101 Monroe Street in Rockville, MD 20850.

Interested in Montgomery County CERT Services?
If you are interested in having Montgomery County CERT visit your agency, please send an email to outreach@montgomerycert.org

Interested in joining Montgomery County CERT?
Montgomery County CERT next CERT Enhanced Training offering will start on January 7, 2014. Classes will be held Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings with a final practical on Saturday, February 7th at the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD.

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