Why join the Anne Arundel – Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (AAACERT)
You Are The Help Until Help Arrives
During CERT Basic Training classes, you will...
learn how to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe before, during, and after a disaster.
If you become a member of AAACERT, you will...
become a trusted and trained community member who can be activated to help in a disaster or emergency situation if first responders are not readily available.
How do CERT members know what to do?
CERT members receive training and certification in disaster response skills. The AAACERT Basic Training course includes classroom education and hands-on training. Topics covered by this FEMA-approved CERT course include disaster preparedness, first aid, hazardous materials awareness, and damage assessment.
After completing the CERT Basic Training, members have the opportunity to participate in drills and exercises to enhance their knowledge and keep their skills sharp.
Participate in 20 hours of activities each calendar year (prorated for the first year). Activities include any approved emergency preparedness or response training; participation in exercises, incidents, or events; or AAACERT committee work.
Continue to pay annual dues.
For more information on membership, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.