15, Weds, 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Aid. Learn the basics of recognizing a medical emergency,
contacting responders, and providing initial life-saving care.
Class is updated according to the 2015 guidelines. Certification
is valid for two years. Police Training Center, Rt. 4, 2 Olde
North Road (near Drum Hill Rotary), Chelmsford.
28, Tues, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Non-medical volunteers: Learn how to save lives through this
nationally recognized class, updated according to the 2015 guidelines.
Certification is valid for two years in CPR, AED, and choking
relief for adults, children, and infants. Class is free; certification
cards from the AHA are $10 at-cost from our training center.
(Snow date; class was rescheduled from Feb. 7.) Millennium School,
23 Depot Street, Westford.
HEALTH FAIRS AND CLASSES
11, Sat, 10
a.m. to noon
Senior Center / Council on Aging, 75 Groton Road (Rt. 40), North
Chelmsford. Members will staff our exhibit and screen BPs. Staffing
is now FULL, thanks!
31, Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
hosted by the Health Dept. for students at Chelmsford High School.
Need three medical volunteers per shift (8-11 and and 11-2)
to screen BPs.
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.
TBD, 6 to 9 p.m.
New course in disaster behavioral health.
Logistics and outline are being finalized. Both speakers earned
stellar reviews from our members who attended their Training
Day presentations. 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.
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!
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.