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Sign Up for Events To December 7!
 

Thank you for your involvement in a very busy summer! See the Archives description for details.

Our unit's next opportunities are provided in the tables provided below, acknowledging September as National Preparedness Month. Please revisit this page often for details. This information is current as of September 7.

TABLE I: General Events
Date
Day
Time
Town
Event
Notes
9/10
Sat.
9A-5P
Dracut
Old Home Day
Major regional fair; seeking volunteers
9/13
Tues.
6-8P
Westford
New Member Orientation
Meet staff, learn protocols, receive ID
9/17
Sat.
10A-2P
Tewksbury
Emergency Preparedness
Multi-agency event at Aubuchon Hardware
10A-3P
Westford
Lucky Duck Regatta
"Let's Move!" family-friendly activities
11A-5P
Billerica
Yankee Doodle Homecoming
Major regional fair; seeking volunteers
9/20
Tues.
6:30-8:30P
Chelmsford
Member Appreciation
Annual dinner to thank active members
9/24
Sat.
10A-3P
Chelmsford
Apple FallFest
Seasonal celebration; seeking BP screeners
9/25
Sun.
6:30P
Chelmsford
Overdose Candlelight Vigil
3rd Annual Vigil; no registration needed.
10/1
Sat.
1-4P
Westford
Sportsmen's Open House
Raise awareness of MRC & Em. Prep.
10/5
Weds.
7-9P
Westford
Light Up The Night
Dom. Violence Awareness Vigil at PCA
10/19
Weds.
7-9P
Westford
Environmental Emergencies
Presentation on medical impacts; 2 CEUs
10/21
Fri.
9A-noon
Westford
Senior Preparedness
Outreach to vulnerable residents
10/22
Sat.
9A-1P
Tyngsboro
Health and Safety Fair
Screen BPs, discuss PH initiatives
11/17
Thurs.
7-9P
Westford
Flood Safety Awareness
Issues for responders and victims; 2 CEUs
12/7
Weds.
7-9P
Westford
Alzheimers: Got Confusion?
Seminar on Alzheimer's care; 2 CEUs

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Online
ICS-100 & NIMS-700
Self-paced options for response training

We will continue to add information about flu clinics as details become available. Both medical and non-medical volunteers are needed.

TABLE II: Flu Clinics
Town
Day/Date
Time
Location/Notes
Tewksbury
Weds. Sept. 28
10 a.m. to noon
Tewksbury Senior Center
Mon. Oct. 3
12:45 to 4 p.m.
Senior housing facilities
Chelmsford
Thurs. Oct. 13
2:30 to 7 p.m.
Senior Center / Council on Aging, 75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford. Typically requires about 6 nurses and 15 non-medical members.
Thurs. Nov. 17
3 to 7 p.m.
Billerica
Tues. Oct. 18
9 a.m. to noon
Council on Aging, 25 Concord Road
Sat. Oct. 29
9 a.m. to noon
Town Hall Auditorium, 365 Boston Road
Westford
Thurs. Oct. 20
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Franco-American Club
Fri. Oct. 28
9 a.m. to noon
JV Fletcher Library
Fri. Nov. 4
Weds. Nov. 9
5 to 8 p.m.
Millennium School
Weds. Nov. 16
UMV
We will share clinic requests from Lowell, Dracut, and Tyngsboro — in addition to other clinics that may be offered — as they become available.

To register for an event, or sign up to help at a flu clinic, please send e-mail to nburns@westfordma.gov or call 978-399-2549.

I. CLASSES AND EVENTS

Sept. 10, Sat, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Annual Dracut Old Home Day at the High School complex. Need medical and non-medical volunteers for shifts of up to four hours. Screen BPs, discuss MRC and preparedness, raise awareness of public health initiatives. Morning shift now FULL; seeking volunteers from 1 to 5 p.m.

Sept. 13, Tues, 6 to 8 p.m. New Member Orientation. If you have just joined, or have not yet attended an orientation, then please come to meet the staff and fellow members, learn about our unit, and receive your badge and polo shirt. Millennium School, 23 Depot St, Westford.

Sept. 17, Sat. Three concurrent activities are scheduled in Tewksbury, Westford, and Billerica:

Time
Event
Logistics
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Emergency Preparedness Forum Aubuchon Hardware, 1777 Main Street, Tewksbury. Seeking volunteers for information table, and to discuss 72-hour kits.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lucky Duck Regatta Forge Village Pond. Need volunteers for family-friendly activities.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. YDHW Annual event; *details below.

*Annual Yankee Doodle Homecoming Weekend at the Town Hall complex, 365 Boston Road, Billerica. Seeking one more volunteer from 11-2 and four from 2-5. Medical and non-medical service needed to screen BPs, discuss MRC and preparedness, and raise awareness of public health initiatives.

Sept. 20, Tues, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Annual Member Appreciation Dinner. Invitations with event details were mailed on Sept. 2 to all members participated in a UMV MRC activity over the past 12 months. If you were active in the unit since August 2015 and have NOT received your invitation by Sept. 9, then please call 978-399-2549 to let us know! RSVPs requested by Sept. 14.

Sept. 24, Sat, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Apple FallFest on Chelmsford Center Common. Seeking three volunteers to offer blood pressure screenings.

Sept. 25, Sun, 6:30 p.m.3rd Annual Overdose Candlelight Vigil on Chelmsford Town Common. No registration required; all members invited.

Oct. 1, Sat, 1 to 4 p.m.Westford Sportsmen's Club Open House at 80 West Street. All levels of members are needed to promote the MRC and preparedness.

Oct. 5, Weds, 7 to 9 p.m.Light Up the Night domestic violence awareness event. Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street, Westford. No registration required; all members and the public are invited to attend.

Oct. 19, Weds, 7 to 9 p.m.Medical Impact of Environmental Emergencies. Amy Lyn Parker, EMT-P, will discuss a wide range of injuries caused by the great outdoors. Learn about the impact of extreme weather, woodland plants and creatures, and how to stay safe during your next adventure. Two CEUs and two OEMS hours requested. Millennium School, 23 Depot St, Westford.

Oct. 21, Fri, 9 a.m. to noonSenior Preparedness Event, Cameron Senior Center, 20 Pleasant Street, Westford. Members invited to promote preparedness and support outreach to vulnerable residents.

Oct. 22, Sat, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Tyngsboro Health and Safety Fair at the High School, 30 Norris Road. Medical and non-medical volunteers needed.

Nov. 17, Thurs, 7 to 9 p.m.Flood Safety Awareness. Benjamin Selleck, FF/EMT-P from Bedford NH fire, will reprise his popular talk from the NH State Emergency Preparedness Conference. Two CEUs and two OEMS hours requested. Town Hall Auditorium, 55 Main Street, Westford.

Dec. 7, Weds, 7 to 9 p.m.Got Confusion? Mal Allard, CAEd and founder of 'Their Real World,' will explain what it feels like for a patient to have Alzheimer's, and what caregivers and loved ones need to know. Two CEUs and two OEMS hours requested. Town Hall Auditorium, 55 Main Street, Westford.

II. ONLINE ICS

ICS/NIMS SELF-STUDY
All MRCs are urged to become 'NIMS-compliant' by training in the Incident Command System and the National Incident Management System. Our unit asks its volunteers to complete ICS-100 and NIMS-700 as soon as possible after joining the UMV MRC, and e-mailing their course completion certificates to the Coordinator for our files. If you have not yet completed these courses, then please click on these links for the self-study materials:

http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b

http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.a

Each course usually takes less than three hours to finish. Be sure to PRINT the final exam and note your answers on the hardcopy, before entering your choices into the system, to avoid a risk of the system timing out while you're taking the test. Volunteers who certify in ICS/NIMS help to improve our unit's skill in deployments. Shared knowledge of protocols and terminology allow us to interact effectively with our response partners. The courses also provide medical volunteers with free continuing education credits.

 


Upper Merrimack Valley Medical Reserve Corps, 55 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886