date is almost here! We look forward to seeing as many of our
members as possible at our upcoming UMV MRC Training
The event takes place on Saturday, April
9, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, at Middlesex Community
College in Bedford. All members should have received the program
and registration form by March 12, either in their
e-mails or via
postal mail. As a special touch over lunchtime, we look forward
to introducing our attendees via Skype to Captain Robert Tosatto,
Director of the National MRC Program! This
web page provide the final details:
If you have not received
your registration form, please call 978-399-2549 to ensure we
have your updated contact information. The materials are also
For the compete five-page
Training Day program with session descriptions and speaker
bio, click here.
For the one-page Word
file that you can save, edit, and send in as your registration
form, click here. Instructions
for returning the form by April 4
are printed on the form. The event is free for all members, but
you must pre-register so we can prepare accordingly
for meals and handouts.
II. PROGRAM THEME
We have confirmed our
speakers and topics in support of this year's theme: "Respond,
Don't React: Common-Sense Preparedness in an Uncertain World."
Here's the rationale: The magnitude of impacts from recent
events, from the Paris bombings to San Bernardino shootings, and
a rise in seemingly random attacks at schools and public venues,
make many of us want to duck for cover. But MRC responders can
play a significant role in protecting and reassuring their communities,
without putting themselves at risk.
Please join us in extending
a special welcome for our speakers:
(Keynote), Director of Emergency Management for Beth Israel Deaconess
Exec. Director of the Program on Homeland Security and Emergency
Management at MCC
RN and Paramedic with years of service in emergency rooms and
Ph.D and Director of Emergency Management at Cambridge Health
Paramedic and team leader of the RI Disaster Medical Assistance
RN with 30 years of experience in pedi and adult disaster nursing
and international missions
Teo Pique, Psy.D
and licensed clinical psychologist, with specialties in crisis
and trauma counseling
and Willow, from The Service Dog Project, Inc.
Amy Lyn Parker,
long-term EMT-Paramedic and clinical educator.
We hope you enjoy participating
in our unit's signature event!
We thank Enterprise
Bank and PrideStar EMS
for their financial sponsorship. We also appreciate the generosity
of Einstein's Bagels and Starbucks
for their contribution of breakfast items.
This year's vendors
have contributed some incredibly generous prizes for our lunchtime
event. Because attendance at Training Day is free -- as a benefit
of MRC membership -- one way we defray the costs is by selling
raffle tickets throughout the morning. The raffle also lends a
lighter touch to the festivities. The
purchase of raffle tickets by our particiants is entirely optional.
Last year's raffle defrayed our expenses by a record $540. If
each attendee purchases $10 in tickets this year, then their contributions
will cover most of the remaining costs. The table below shows
raffle prizes received to date; others have also been promised:
hand-made pottery pieces
month club membership at Tewksbury
hours of bowling & shoes for ten -- a $200 value!
Bar and Grill
Floral Moment by JujuBuds
Hands of Westford
and Women's gift baskets
t-shirts, beverage holders
Me Five' pack of certificates
My Dream Yoga
yoga sessions: an $88 value!
for lessons: $90 value!
certificate (year-round activities)
lessons and/or sauna sessions
for manicure & pedicure
for explicit directions to Campus Center at MCC. If you have a
reliable GPS, then enter this address: 591 Springs Road, Bedford