I. CLASSES AND EVENTS
12, Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, Chelmsford
Volunteer Fair. Annual MRC awareness and BP screening.
Chelmsford Senior Center. 75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford,
01863. Staffing is now FULL, but please stop by to say hello,
and invite potential new members to do the same.
15, Tuesday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Diabetics
in Disaster. The speaker, Betsy O'Keefe, RNP, is
a seasoned diabetes educator. Attend this session to learn about
the range of diabetic issues, and how the condition poses additional
risk in disaster. Two CEUs and two OEMS hours have been granted
for medical participants, though all backgrounds are welcome.
Millennium School, 23 Depot St, Westford 01886.
30, Wednesday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Hazmat
Awareness & Safety. Improve your awareness of potential
hazards and scene safety. The presenter, Joe Guarnera, earned
enthusiastic reviews from teaching our ICS-100 class in early
February, and is an expert in this realm of education as well.
Two CEU / OEMS hours expected. Town Hall Auditorium, 55 Main
Street, Westford 01886.
2, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, Chelmsford
Wellness Fair. Need as many volunteers as possible
at all levels, to help with a wide range of community service
volunteers to screen for hypertension, as well as those who
are already trained in this skill to provide cholesterol screening.
volunteers to oversee 'Let's Move!' and family activities.
- All levels
to discuss the MRC and public health initiatives.
As always, this year's
fair takes place at the Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton
Road, North Chelmsford.
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Training
Day. Mark your calendars for
our unit's signature event. Our
thanks once again to our hosts at the Middlesex Community College
Bedford Campus, at 571 Springs Road. Check back for details.
Visit this link for a recap of our Nov.
2014 event, and this link for an update on plans
for this year's event.
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.