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Citizen Corps / Emergency Management Corps

Washington County Citizen Corps and the Emergency Management Corps were combined in 2017 in an effort to bring local agencies, businesses, and citizens together to meet the goals, objectives and challenges set by the Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with meeting the requirements of the Citizen Corps of Maryland objectives. The Washington County Citizen Corps / Emergency Management Corps Committee is a sub-committee of the Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee.

There are two committees that make up the Washington County Citizen Corps / Emergency Management Corps. These committees are: 1) The PR Committee – responsible for coordinating with the Washington County Office of Public Relations a media campaign on awareness of the Corps and of their activities and events as well as provide public safety messages through Emergency Preparedness programs and events, 2) The Support Committee – responsible for supporting the activities of the PR Committee by ensuring that training and public education materials are available, inventory and maintenance of training equipment is maintained, and personnel are available to attend events.

Events that the Corps supports or holds for the public include a Citizen Preparedness Day and Remembrance in the Park Ceremony which are both held during the month of September, participation in National Night Out activities in August, participation in the Washington County Home Show in March, Children’s Village Open House held in May, and various other public education events held by local businesses and partner agencies.

Monthly General Membership meetings of the Corps Membership include progress reports and suggestions from the committees to be considered in the overall yearly planning.

Programs such as the Washington County Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program, Business Training Seminars, Citizens Emergency Preparedness Day, Out Reach Speakers, the mission, assisting in the operation of the Washington County Emergency Operations Center and goals and responsibilities are carried out by this group.

For More Information Contact: Charles Brown
Assistant Director Emergency Management/Communications
[email protected]

Emergency Management

100 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone: (240) 313-2921

Email: [email protected]

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through the Maryland Relay Service

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!