August CERT Team Meeting


The Greater Upper Marlboro CERT Team will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday August 12, 2017 at 9am at the Upper Marlboro Town Hall 14211 School Lane Upper Marlboro MD 20772. Please come out to support the team and, share your ideas and talents….

Agenda: Agenda August 12, 2017

 

Interested in joining? email CERT@UpperMarlboroMD.gov or stop by the meeting!

 

CERT or a Community Emergency Response Team is a group of people organized as a neighborhood-based team that receives special training to enhance their ability to recognize, respond to, and recover from a major emergency or disaster situation.
The CERT trained individual will be better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of a disaster. Additionally, if a community wants to supplement its response capability after a dis CERTaster, civilians can be recruited and trained as neighborhood, business, and government teams auxiliary responders. These groups can provide immediate assistance to victims in their area, organize spontaneous volunteers who have not had the training, and collect disaster intelligence that will assist professional responders with prioritization and allocation of resources following a disaster. In 1993, FEMA began offering CERT Training nationally. Currently, communities in 28 States and Puerto Rico are conducting CERT training.