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by KAREN HANNA | April 3, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Whether fire or flood, or the dark of night, that comes with a power outage, one student in a citizens' emergency response class said Sunday she feels better prepared. "Most of the times when you talk about getting involved in the community, you're talking about building a park here or providing some sort of service, but this is protecting the community if it hits the fan," Cindy Garland said during the third day of a Community Emergency Response Training class.
NEWS
December 2, 2005
The Washington County Emergency Management Agency will hold two informational meetings for people interested in taking Community Emergency Response Training through Project Aware. The Wednesday, Dec. 14, meetings will be at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Washington County Health Department auditorium at 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. CERT training is free and covers disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, terrorism preparedness, crime prevention, special population needs, animals in disaster, light search and rescue and basic incident command.
NEWS
March 10, 2006
The Washington County Division of Emergency Services, Emergency Management Agency, recently graduated 25 volunteers who completed 20 hours of Community Emergency Response Training (CERT). The training, offered through Project Aware, is designed for volunteer citizens who have little or no experience. It covers disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, terrorism preparedness, crime prevention, light search and rescue, special population needs, animals in disaster and basic incident command.
NEWS
August 15, 2007
The Washington County Sheriff's Department will hold an 11-week citizens police academy beginning Sept. 11. Classes will be every Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There also will be two Saturday sessions of practical instruction such as the Fire Arms Training Simulator (FATS) and training in emergency response techniques for citizens. Topics will include arrest procedures, use of K-9s, weapons of mass destruction, traffic enforcement, crime scene investigation, communications, disaster preparedness, gang awareness and sex offenses.
NEWS
January 4, 2006
Fire & Rescue gets $627,493 from fund The Washington County Gaming Office and Gaming Commission Tuesday announced it disbursed $627,493.41 from the gaming fund to the Washington County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association. Gaming Office Director James Hovis said the figure represents 50 percent of the $1,254,986.81 collected for the period from July 1, 2005, to Dec. 31, 2005. In January 2005, the gaming commission disbursed $660,843.16 to the association, Hovis said in the press release.
LIFESTYLE
June 13, 2013
Crystal Brown of Hagerstown is one of 177 Denver-based young people serving in the nation's first class of FEMA Corps, a new unit of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps devoted to disaster preparedness and response. During her 10-month term of service, Brown, 24, is providing support to disaster survivors and gaining training and professional experience in emergency management. Serving on teams of 10 to 12 people, FEMA Corps members travel to disaster-affected communities and support longer-term recovery operations across the country.
NEWS
June 9, 2004
HCC to hold emergency preparedness conference Hagerstown Community College Center for Continuing Education, in collaboration with other educational agencies, will hold a conference on emergency/disaster preparedness for the elderly with special needs on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Robinwood III Conference Center. The conference is designed for social workers, counselors, psychologists, law enforcement personnel, EMS/fire/rescue personnel and caregivers of elderly family members.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2013
Small businesses rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy will get immediate and long-term help laying a foundation for economic recovery thanks to expanded services funded by a $19 million emergency appropriation. Small businesses can take advantage of free expanded counseling, training and technical assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration's resource partners - Small Business Development Centers, or SBDCs, SCORE and Women's Business Centers, or WBCs. Funding was made available as part of a package approved by Congress in January to meet the demand for SBA assistance.
NEWS
December 26, 2004
Edward Jones Edward Jones was ranked No. 1 in Registered Representatives magazines' annual survey of the nation's seven largest financial services firms for the 12th consecutive year. The survey, which appears in the December issue of Registered Representatives, includes a random selection of brokers nationwide and asks them to rank their firms in various categories. Edward Jones investment representatives gave the firm its highest scores in 14 of the 20 categories, including ongoing training, client account statements, quality of products offered, management and the firm's strategic focus.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 10, 2006
HAGERSTOWN erinc@herald-mail.com Soon after learning about emergency response issues surrounding Hurricane Katrina, the 34 members of this year's Leadership Hagerstown class decided to sign themselves up for emergency training. The class will spend one weekend in April attending a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course, learning about disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, search and rescue, disaster psychology, animals in a disaster and terrorism awareness, project committee co-chair Alan Matheny said.
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LIFESTYLE
June 13, 2013
Crystal Brown of Hagerstown is one of 177 Denver-based young people serving in the nation's first class of FEMA Corps, a new unit of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps devoted to disaster preparedness and response. During her 10-month term of service, Brown, 24, is providing support to disaster survivors and gaining training and professional experience in emergency management. Serving on teams of 10 to 12 people, FEMA Corps members travel to disaster-affected communities and support longer-term recovery operations across the country.
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LIFESTYLE
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | June 2, 2013
Zombies. Giant super-storms. Runaway climate change. Alien invasions. Sneak attacks by invading enemy nations. Thrilling stuff of end-of-life-as-we-know-it science fiction books and movies. But as recent news coverage reminds us - Superstorm Sandy in New York; the fertilizer explosion in Texas; the huge tornado in Moore, Okla.; the train derailment and explosion in Baltimore - ordinary events bring plenty of disasters that can end life as we know it, at least for those affected.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2013
Small businesses rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy will get immediate and long-term help laying a foundation for economic recovery thanks to expanded services funded by a $19 million emergency appropriation. Small businesses can take advantage of free expanded counseling, training and technical assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration's resource partners - Small Business Development Centers, or SBDCs, SCORE and Women's Business Centers, or WBCs. Funding was made available as part of a package approved by Congress in January to meet the demand for SBA assistance.
NEWS
August 15, 2007
The Washington County Sheriff's Department will hold an 11-week citizens police academy beginning Sept. 11. Classes will be every Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There also will be two Saturday sessions of practical instruction such as the Fire Arms Training Simulator (FATS) and training in emergency response techniques for citizens. Topics will include arrest procedures, use of K-9s, weapons of mass destruction, traffic enforcement, crime scene investigation, communications, disaster preparedness, gang awareness and sex offenses.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | April 3, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Whether fire or flood, or the dark of night, that comes with a power outage, one student in a citizens' emergency response class said Sunday she feels better prepared. "Most of the times when you talk about getting involved in the community, you're talking about building a park here or providing some sort of service, but this is protecting the community if it hits the fan," Cindy Garland said during the third day of a Community Emergency Response Training class.
NEWS
March 10, 2006
The Washington County Division of Emergency Services, Emergency Management Agency, recently graduated 25 volunteers who completed 20 hours of Community Emergency Response Training (CERT). The training, offered through Project Aware, is designed for volunteer citizens who have little or no experience. It covers disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, terrorism preparedness, crime prevention, light search and rescue, special population needs, animals in disaster and basic incident command.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 10, 2006
HAGERSTOWN erinc@herald-mail.com Soon after learning about emergency response issues surrounding Hurricane Katrina, the 34 members of this year's Leadership Hagerstown class decided to sign themselves up for emergency training. The class will spend one weekend in April attending a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course, learning about disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, search and rescue, disaster psychology, animals in a disaster and terrorism awareness, project committee co-chair Alan Matheny said.
NEWS
January 4, 2006
Fire & Rescue gets $627,493 from fund The Washington County Gaming Office and Gaming Commission Tuesday announced it disbursed $627,493.41 from the gaming fund to the Washington County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association. Gaming Office Director James Hovis said the figure represents 50 percent of the $1,254,986.81 collected for the period from July 1, 2005, to Dec. 31, 2005. In January 2005, the gaming commission disbursed $660,843.16 to the association, Hovis said in the press release.
NEWS
December 2, 2005
The Washington County Emergency Management Agency will hold two informational meetings for people interested in taking Community Emergency Response Training through Project Aware. The Wednesday, Dec. 14, meetings will be at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Washington County Health Department auditorium at 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. CERT training is free and covers disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, terrorism preparedness, crime prevention, special population needs, animals in disaster, light search and rescue and basic incident command.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 29, 2005
HAGERSTOWN erinc@herald-mail.com Two months ago, Carol Duvall's knowledge of emergency preparedness and response was limited to a CPR course she once took through her employer. Now, Duvall knows how to extinguish small fires, create arm splints out of a cardboard box and set up a triage unit - deciding which patients need the most immediate care. Duvall and her husband, James, were two of 21 volunteers who graduated earlier this month from Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
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