FEMA Pilot Course Support!
We are working with our FEMA Region I (New England) counterparts to promote a first-in-the-nation pilot program that will benefit nonprofits, small businesses, and service organizations. OPEN, Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs, presents ten essential preparedness actions to help these groups recover as soon as possible after disasters. If you know of organizations that could benefit from the seminar in Lowell on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 2-4:30 p.m., please forward the attached flyer and encourage them to register via EventBrite. Additional details available upon request.

Jan. 29, Weds, 5:30-8PM, LGH Monthly Rounds: Obstetrical Emergencies. Primarily for EMTs, though all are welcome. 2 OEMS hours provided. Details on attached flyer; no need to pre-register. Remaining dates for 2020 are on Tuesdays: Feb. 25, Mar. 17, Apr. 14, Sept. 29, Oct. 21 (the only Weds), Nov. 10, Dec. 15.

Feb. 4, Tues, 6-9:30PM, BLS Refresher. Seven spaces left! AHA CPR for healthcare professionals. Mandatory workbook $15 (or bring your own 2015 edition, if you have a copy). Certification cards $10, class itself is free. Deadline to sign up noon Friday, Jan. 31. Westford Town Hall.

Feb. 6, Thurs, 6-9:30PM, Heartsaver CPR/AED for the layperson. Mandatory workbook $2.50. Certification cards $20, class is free. Sign up by noon Monday, Feb. 1. Millennium School in Westford.

Feb. 12, Weds, 6-9PM, Until Help Arrives. Free, open to MRC members and the general public. Registrations appreciated though not required. Millennium School in Westford.

[Feb. 13 is a snow-date in case other classes need to be postponed, esp. with the new FEMA pilot that afternoon. First Aid class being rescheduled.]

Mar. 7, Sat, 1:30-4PM, Volunteer Fair. Seeking members at all levels to promote the MRC at this popular annual event. Chelmsford COA.

Apr. 4, Sat, 8A-4P, Training Day at MCC in Bedford. Currently seeking volunteers willing to take on small tasks during the week leading up to this special event – picking up donations, miscellaneous prep, day-of support.

Apr. 14, Tues, 7-9PM, Special seminar on depression and resilience. Stony Brook School in Westford; will be inviting members to attend and help to spread the word!