I. CLASSES AND EVENTS
16, Tuesday: "Heartsaver
Day!" Class takes place at the Town Hall Auditorium,
55 Main St, Westford.
1 to 4:30 p.m. Heartsaver CPR/AED,
for non-medical members. Sign up soon; limit 12 students. (The
Heartsaver First Aid class originally
scheduled for that afternoon is now being postponed to a later
20 and 28, Sat. and Sun,
11 a.m. to 5 p.m: 3-hour shifts.
our exhibit is open both days. Seeking medical volunteers to
offload the on-site ambulance with initial first aid, and provide
hypertension screening. Also need non-medical volunteers for
discussion of the MRC and preparedness. This is the first year
when the Blues 'n Brews will be held on both days. Nashoba
Valley Ski Area, Powers Road, Westford.
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.
17, Sat, 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
Annual Yankee Doodle Homecoming Weekend
at the High School complex, 365 Boston Road, Billerica. Need
medical and non-medical volunteers for shifts of up to three
hours. Screen BPs, discuss MRC and preparedness, raise awareness
of public health initiatives.
20, Tues, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Annual Member Appreciation Dinner.
Invitations with event details will be sent to all members who
have participated in a UMV MRC activity over the past 12 months.
5, Weds, 7 to 9 p.m.
Domestic Violence Awareness
event. Details to be posted in the coming weeks.
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.