Category Archives: Training

New Winter Basic CERT Class Scheduled for February/March

Registration is now open for the Winter 2017 Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Course will start on Wednesday, February 22,  2017 and wrapping up with a final practical exercise on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Classes held Wednesday Evenings from 7–9 PM and Saturday mornings from 9 AM–1 PM at the Public Safety Headquarters (100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20878). For more information, please contact the MC CERT Registrar @ registrar@montgomerycert.org.

Don’t be scared, be ready with a free Halloween CPR class!

The only thing scarier than Halloween is not knowing how to save a life using CPR. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death among American adults. Learn how to save the lives of your family and friends with a FREE CPR class and costume party. Please wear costumes…

Refreshments and door prizes will be provided. All ages are welcome. Act fast, limited space.

DATE: Saturday, October 29, 2016
TIME: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
WHERE: Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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*This class is open to Montgomery County residents ONLY and does NOT result in certification. The Montgomery Community Emergency response Team (CERT) offers this class free of charge to Montgomery County Residents. The class are taught by ASHI professional instructors and Montgomery County EMT’s.

For more information, please contact the CERT Program Manager at greg.stjames@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Are you Ready? Come to Storm Camp on Saturday, October 1!

Montgomery County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is proud to announce our next Storm Camp is Saturday, October 1st from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. The event will be held at the Rock Creek Terrace in Rockville, MD.

Storm Camp is a free half-day interactive educational event for adults and children designed to help you answer the question above with a resounding yes, no matter the threat. Kids 4-11 will enjoy a special program of fun and learning that will turn ordinary youngsters into “Ready Pirates” equipped with age appropriate emergency skills.

The Montgomery County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold its next Storm Camp at the Ford Center at Rock Creek Terrace Apartments. Storm Camp was developed by the CERT, which is part of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services’ Division of Volunteer Services, and is taught by FEMA certified instructors that include active and retired EMT’s and Firefighters. Other partners and sponsors for this event include: The Emergency Response Team Committee of the Montgomery County (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Iota Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and HOPE worldwide, Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

If you have any questions, please email stormcamp@montgomerycert.org

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Volunteer Opportunity: Participate in the CERT Team of Clinton’s Disaster Search and Rescue Drill

The CERT Team of Clinton, in Southern Maryland, is looking for volunteer participants for a mock disaster search and rescue drill. The event will be held on Saturday, November 19th, 2016, from 8am – 12 noon. This volunteer opportunity will be the second in the series of follow-up exercises from CERTEX PGC 2016 Function Exercise held in June.

We need CERT-trained responders and volunteer victims. Victim participants will be creatively disguised by our talented makeup artists with disaster makeup to simulate real-life injuries after a disaster. Volunteers posing as victims should wear old clothes they do not mind getting dirty or torn.

Following is the Eventbrite registration link for the CERTEX PGC 2016 Fall Drill. The location will be determined later in September.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/certex-pgc-2016-fall-search-rescue-drill-sar-tickets-26832651182?aff=eac2

Register for CERT Training this Fall!

Registration is now open for the Fall 2016 Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Course will start on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 and wrapping up with a final practical exercise on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

Classes held Wednesday Evenings from 7–9 PM and Saturday mornings from 9 AM–1 PM at the Public Safety Headquarters (100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20878). For more information, please contact the MC CERT Registrar @ registrar@montgomerycert.org.

Sign-up for the Fall 2016 Community Emergency Response Training Course

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2016 Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Course will start on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 and wrapping up with a final practical exercise on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The course will be held in Gaithersburg, MD on Wednesday evenings from 7 PM – 9 PM and Saturday mornings from 9 AM – 1 PM.

Registration will open August 15th

Are you Ready? Register for Storm Camp!

In conjunction with the Beth Sholom Sisterhood, Montgomery County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) presents Storm Camp, a free half day interactive educational event for adults and children designed to help you be prepared, no matter the threat. Storm Camp will show you how to:

  • Build a Home Disaster Kit
  • Safely operate a fire extinguisher
  • Respond to common life threatening medical emergencies
  • Organize your neighborhood and workplace to be ready
  • Prepare your home and loved ones for emergencies large and small

Kids 4-11 will enjoy a special program of fun and learning that will turn ordinary youngsters into “Ready Pirates” equipped with age appropriate emergency skills.

Our Next Storm Camp is Sunday April 3rd from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah.

Register Today!

Storm Camp was developed by the CERT, which is part of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services’ Division of Volunteer Services, and is taught by FEMA certified instructors that include active and retired EMT’s and Firefighters.