January CERT Team Meeting

The Greater Upper Marlboro Community Emergency Response Team will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday January 13, 2018 at 9am. Please come out to support the team and, share your ideas and talents….


Meeting Agenda

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.

(Meeting location – Dutch Village Farmers Market, 5030 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, Md. –in the meeting area)

Call to Order

  • Moment of Silence – For all First Responders
  • Roll Call (board members)
  • Acknowledgment of members/visitors

Old Business

  • Zello App – Update – Leona Jenkins
  • Note pond clean-up dates for 2018 – Our commitment was for two clean-ups per year
  • Working with PGC OEM and PGCPD for Traffic Control and Crowd Management training
  • GUMC pamphlet to be finalize for print and distribution
  • Reach out to local churches to have our meeting information added into bulletin
  • Contacting area stores for permission to set-up table for information distribution
  • Reach out to local High School administration for student participation with pond clean-up for volunteer credit
  • Do1Thing – December’s focus – Be prepared to give First Aid while waiting for an ambulance – http://do1thing.com/topics/first-aid
  • Do1Thing – December’s video – https://youtu.be/BxbdJ5xY4cI
  • Training – Prince George’s County OEM offering: December 19, 2017 – WebEOC Basic User Training.

New Business

  • Proposed vote to move forward on 501 (c) (3)
  • You Are Help Until Help Arrives – 5 Simple Steps – Alonzo Joy
  • Good Samaritan Law – Leona Jenkins
  • Do1Thing – January’s focus – Make a Plan.
  • Vikki Torrence – FEMA & CERT trainings; deployment insights

Training Topic

  • Show and Tell –  1 item you can’t leave out of your bag
  • Team exercise – 1 gallon Ziploc bag of 24 hours’ worth of food

Closing Remarks and Comments from Members & Board  

Our next scheduled meetings:  February 10, 2018 and March 10, 2018

Schoolhouse Pond Clean-up dates: April 21, 2018 and October 20, 2018