Storm Camp at Public Safety Headquarters

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Storm Camp at Public Safety Headquarters

Storm Camp is a free half day interactive educational preparedness event for adults and children* (*ages 4-10)

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Public Safety Headquarters 100 Edison Park Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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Storm Camp is a free, half day interactive educational event for adults and children designed to help your family prepare for the many natural or man-made potential threats and hazards in Montgomery County. These hazards include severe storms, floods, extreme heat and the unusual earthquake or chemical spill.

Storm camp is intended for family groups to support preparedness at the family level. Therefore, all children who attend must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or related adult.

Storm Camp will show you how to:

  • build a Home Disaster Kit
  • safely operate a fire extinguisher
  • respond to common life threatening medical emergencies
  • organize your neighborhood and workplace to be ready
  • prepare your home and loved ones for emergencies large and small

While their parents/caregivers are attending the adult program upstairs, Kids 4-10 will enjoy a special program of fun and learning that will turn ordinary youngsters into “Ready Pirates” equipped with age appropriate emergency skills. 

Storm Camp was developed by the Montgomery County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), which is part of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services’ Division of Volunteer Services, and is taught by FEMA certified instructors that include active and retired EMT’s and Firefighters.

Should you have a group or organization (i.e. Cub scouts, school organization) that would like a preparedness event, please contact to discuss alternate outreach options.