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Posted on: September 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Prince George’s County Hosts National Capital Region’s Community Emergency Response Team Conference

Seventh Annual CERTCON focuses on Family Emergency Preparedness

MD – 
The Prince George’s County Office of HomelandSecurity/Office of Emergency Management will be hosting the 7thAnnual Citizens Emergency Response Team Conference (CERT CON) on September23-24, 2017 at Charles Herbert Flowers High School in Springdale, Md.

The theme of CERT CON 2017 is
“Emergency Preparedness Runs in the Family”. The theme emphasizes the overallgoal of creating family and community inclusiveness in emergency preparedness

“We are proud to be hosting thisyear’s CERT CON in Prince George’s county,” said Calvin Hawkins, Division
Manager Community Outreach & Education for Prince George’s County Office ofEmergency Management. “We find that thinking about Emergency Preparedness for
the whole family, including your pets, is being prepared for the best casescenario in any disaster situation.”

Over the course of two days, an elective schedule of
sessions, demonstrations, workshops and hands-on training will allowparticipants to return to their neighborhoods, communities, businesses and CERT
teams with updated information and best practices for handling emergencies anddisasters. CERT members will have the opportunity to refresh their skills and
techniques, as well as learn new methods in emergency preparedness.


WHEN:  Saturday, September 23,2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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


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