Be sure to follow these Emergency Preparedness Safety Tips provided by the Greater Upper Marlboro CERT Team and


GOAL FOR SEPTEMBER: Make sure everyone in your household can receive, understand, and act on information received in an emergency.Getting correct information during an emergency is the key to taking safe action. Someone in your household may not be able to receive, understand, or act on emergency information. Think about what special needs your household may have. Take action now to make sure everyone in your family will be safe in an emergency.

Things to consider…

  • Emergency news or weather broadcasts may not be closed captioned.
  • Information that is shown on screen may not be spoken aloud.
  • Automated voices and voices over loud speakers may be hard to understand.
  • Information comes quickly and the stress of a disaster may make it hard to understand or remember instructions.
  • Words moving across the bottom of a television screen may move very quickly.
  • The screen color or color of the text might make some information on television hard to read.

The Town of Upper Marlboro Police Department has FREE Child Identification Cards available at Town Hall for residents and visitors to pick up during office hours. Pick one up today!

14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro MD 20772 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Name: National Capital Region Community Emergency Response Team Conference (CERT Con)

Date: Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 8:30 AM – Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 5:00 PM

Location: Charles Herbert Flowers High School 10001 Ardwick Ardmore Road Springdale, MD 20774

When a major disaster strikes, emergency professionals are often unable to reach a scene for several hours or even days. Are you prepared for your next disaster?

Saturday Seminar topics planned include Active Shooter and Situational Awareness, Pet and Animal Management in Disasters, Stop the Bleed, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care/Emergency Wound Care, Social Media, Disaster Psychology and First Aid, How to Deal with Special Populations (Seniors, Children, Disabled, etc.), Case Studies on local disasters and much more.*

Sunday Activity Day is open to the whole family. We’re planning fun and interactive activities and demonstrations with our police and fire vehicles, bomb squad; drones; hands-only CPR; moulage; emergency to-go bag checks; radio communications and more, culminating in a full-scale drill at the end of the weekend.* Get your hands dirty and be a part of the action!

Attend CERT Con to find out the best practices in emergency preparedness, network with your local and neighboring jurisdictions’ CERT members, and learn how to make your community more resilient! CERT, Campus CERT, Teen CERT, Emergency Management Professionals and Citizens interested in CERT and emergency preparedness are welcome.

For more info and to register visit:

Click on links below to read the approved meeting minutes from the July 2017 Regular Town Meeting & Board Work Session:

July 11, 2017 Town Meeting: TM-minutes_071117_Apprvd

July 28, 2017 Board Work Session: WS-minutes_072817_Apprvd

Click on link below for the August 2017 issue of the Landings newsletter…


Click on link below for the July 2017 issue of the Landings newsletter…


 Click on the link below to read the approved meeting minutes from the June 2017 Regular Town Meeting, Special Board Meeting & Board Work Session:

June 6, 2017 Town Meeting: TM-minutes_060617_Apprvd

June 20, 2017 Board Work Session: WS-minutes_062017_Apprvd

June 22, 2017 Special Board Meeting: SBM-minutes_062217_Apprvd

Prince George’s Rising is a countywide newsletter designed to empower communities with key information and issues of concern. Councilman Mel Franklin serves the residents of our Town (District 9) on the Prince George’s County Council.  Click on the link below to access this very informative bi-weekly newsletter . . . . 

Prince Georges Rising_08July2017

Today we have more ways to speak with one another than ever before. We are used to staying in touch with cell phones, internet, and email, but disasters can change things. These devices may not be available. Cell phone towers quickly become overloaded with people trying to reach friends and family. If the power is out at your home, cordless phones, internet, and email will not work either.

Visit for additional information and tips!


  • Have a phone with a cord and a car charger for your cell phone standing by in case of a power failure.
  • Develop a plan for how your family will stay in touch during a disaster.
  • Program In Case of Emergency (ICE) numbers into all family cell phones.