Hagerstown Regional Airport is calling for volunteers to participate in a full-scale simulated aircraft emergency disaster exercise on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This exercise aims to evaluate and enhance the emergency response capabilities of HGR’s emergency agencies. Volunteers will play a vital role by assisting in role-playing as injured passengers.
The exercise presents an excellent opportunity for various organizations to rigorously test their emergency action plans. Volunteers will have the chance to engage with the county’s esteemed first responders, including Fire & Rescue, Meritus Health, and several support organizations. It is noteworthy that Hagerstown Regional Airport conducts a full-scale simulated emergency drill once every three years to ensure preparedness and readiness.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, and no prior experience is necessary. Please be aware that clothes may incur damage during the drill; therefore, we recommend dressing accordingly. Rest assured, snacks and refreshments will be provided to all volunteers. To register as a volunteer, please fill out the form below.

Volunteer Sign Up Form 

Our volunteer capacity for this year’s drill has been reached. We invite you to sign up for notifications regarding any future drills. Thank you for your interest and commitment to our preparedness efforts.

Media Sign Up Form 

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!