31, Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
hosted by the Health Dept. for students at Chelmsford High School.
Seeking one more medical volunteer for the 8-11 a.m. shift to
8, Sat, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Health and Wellness
Fair, Billerica Elks Lodge. Seek 3 medical and 3
non-medical volunteers. Option to serve in two-hour shifts (10-noon
and noon-2) if necessary.
6, Sat, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Health Fair and Food Truck Expo. Seeking as many
volunteers as possible at all levels, for a wide range of functions!
Option to serve in two-hour shifts (11-1
and 1-3) if necessary. Details below.
Westford Health Department and Aunties Sweet Shop
May 6 at the Abbot School, 25 Depot Street, Westford
& Wellness Fair runs between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Truck Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
will be more than 40 vendors. Free screenings will be offered
on a walk-in basis, with no appointments needed: Blood Pressures,
Body Mass Index, Hearing Screening, Pediatric Dental Screening,
Concussion Education and Testing, Elder Services, Mental
Health Information. Enjoy cooking demonstrations by Whole
Foods. Free activities for children include face painting,
bounce house, dunk tank, Touch-A-Truck, raffle prizes, give-aways,
and much more!
Even if you can't
volunteer that day, please consider stopping by the event with
your loved ones, and visiting our MRC exhibit!
4, Sun, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bike Rodeo and
Seeking members at all levels to oversee fitness activities,
screen visitors for hypertension, and raise awareness of the
MRC and public health initiatives. Tewksbury Memorial High School,
320 Pleasant Street, Tewksbury.
12, Weds, 6/7 to 9 p.m.
New course in disaster behavioral health.
Outline is being being finalized. The speaker has provided Critical
Incident Stress training and care across 45 countries, and earned
stellar reviews from her last Training Day workshop. Content
is appropriate for all member backgrounds. Medical volunteers
can earn up to 3 CEUs / OEMS hours of continuing education credit.
Millennium School, 23 Depot Street, Westford.
22, Mon, 7
to 9 p.m.
SNS/EDS Training. The speaker is the Medical Counter-Measures
director for the state of Massachusetts. Learn the latest information
from an expert about the Strategic National Stockpile and how
the materials might be accessed in an Emergency Dispensing Site.
volunteers can earn up to 2CEUs / OEMS hours of continuing education
credit. Town Hall Auditorium, 55 Main Street, Westford.
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:
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.