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Project Aware Commended

Project Aware Commended

In the County Commissioners Meeting on October 31, Martha Bird, Western Maryland Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Project Director for Project Aware presented Division of Fire and Emergency Services employees Verna Brown and Carl French with Certificates of Appreciation for successfully meeting the goals of the County's Project Aware program for two years.
The project, which sought to train volunteers to assist in times of emergency, conducted tabletop exercises and promoted the Citizens' Emergency Response Team (CERT) efforts in public awareness of how citizens can cope in times of emergency.
Bird told the Board that Washington County's CERT program serves as a model for the region. Project Aware officially ended on September 30, but received an extension through the end of December. Additional training opportunities will be available through that time period.

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