We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to sign up for the UMV MRC! There are three parts to the membership process.
- Create an account on www.MAResponds.org and register for our unit – one of six listed under ‘Northeast.’ Easy step-by-step instructions with screen displays (6 pages total) are available here. JUST SIGN UP FOR ONE UNIT. (Later you may choose to add another, but it’s best to start with one and get to know about MRCs.) If you have medical credentials, that’s the place to include them. (Registered nurses need to include the letters ‘RN’ at the start of their license number, as in RN123456.)
- AFTER you have registered on the state’s web site, complete and submit the CORI Form, which is required of all MA Responds participants – including MRC members. Be sure to INCLUDE A PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR MA DRIVER’S LICENSE when you submit the CORI form, which serves as the required government-issued photo ID. During the pandemic, the need for the 3rd ‘notarization’ page is waived; you don’t need to have the form notarized. You may either print and mail the hardcopy form and license copy to the address on the first page of the form, or scan and send those documents directly to MAResponds@mass.gov. If you have trouble with this part of the process, contact us and we’ll submit it with you.
- Attend an orientation, which usually takes less than 90 minutes. Meet your fellow members, learn about deployments and opportunities, and leave with a good sense of your role in the unit – along with UMV MRC materials. New Member Orientations are scheduled regularly as needed.
If you have trouble printing the CORI form, you may need the free Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your computer. Most computers have Adobe Acrobat already installed. If Adobe Acrobat is not on your computer, you can follow the download and installation instructions here. Click here to download and install the free Adobe Acrobat reader
You needn’t live or work in our seven communities to join the unit, as long as you’re willing to participate in our activities. Please contact us if you’d like to serve!
Ms. Nancy Burns – EMT, CHEP, AFAA
UMV MRC Coordinator
c/o Health Department
55 Main Street (mailing address)
23 Depot Street (office location)
Westford, MA 01886
In case of questions, please call 978-399-2549 or contact us.