The Montgomery County (Maryland) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is sponsoring the annual CERT conference in the National Capital Region. The conference will provide education and hands-on training to CERTs in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The CERTCON 2018 theme is “Learning For Life” and is the foundational concept for this year’s classes, lectures, workshops and training exercises.
A ticket is required for each day of the conference. There will be 2 separate registrations due to 2 different locations.
The event begins Saturday June 23, 2018 at 0900 at the Montgomery College campus in Germantown. Doors open at 0800. There will be plenty of free parking available on campus. Saturday's schedule will include breakout sessions on topics ranging from COOP Planning for small businesses to water safety. There will also be panel discussions and interactive exercises. An follow up email with full event details, maps, schedules and more will be sent in June. We expect Saturday's event to run until approximately 1630.
CERTCON 2018 moves to the new Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy for a day of apparatus displays, hands on breakout training, and a hyper-realistic field training exercise (FTX), designed to test CERT skills and teamwork held in the facility's "high bay" three-story indoor cityscape. Doors open at 0830, and the event begins at 0900. We expect CERTCON 2018 to wrap up about 1500. There is plenty of free parking at the adacemy. State ID required for entry to the PSTA.