I. CLASSES AND EVENTS
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.
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.
Three concurrent activities are scheduled in Tewksbury,
Westford, and Billerica:
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hardware, 1777 Main Street, Tewksbury. Seeking volunteers
for information table, and to discuss 72-hour kits.
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Village Pond. Need volunteers for family-friendly activities.
a.m. to 5 p.m.
event; *details below.
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.
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.
24, Sat, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on Chelmsford Center Common. Seeking three volunteers to offer
blood pressure screenings.
25, Sun, 6:30 p.m.
3rd Annual Overdose
Candlelight Vigil on Chelmsford Town Common. No registration
required; all members invited.
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.
5, Weds, 7 to 9 p.m.
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.
19, Weds, 7 to 9 p.m.
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.
21, Fri, 9 a.m. to noon
Event, Cameron Senior Center, 20 Pleasant Street,
Westford. Members invited to promote preparedness and support
outreach to vulnerable residents.
22, Sat, 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
and Safety Fair at the High School, 30 Norris Road.
Medical and non-medical volunteers needed.
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.
7, Weds, 7 to 9 p.m.
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.
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.