29, Thurs, 6
to 9 p.m.
Until Help Arrives.
This NEW federal initiative empowers everyday
people by teaching them what to do in an emergency, during those
those first crucial minutes before professional rescuers arrive.
This is the first classroom offering in Massachusetts, taught
by UMV MRC instructors. Free, but pre-registration by June 27
is required. The general public is also urged to sign up. Trinity
EMS Training Center, 10 Jean Avenue, Chelmsford MA. Details
available on this flyer.
16, Sun, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
for Liv Event. Annual fundraiser and awareness
event with fun-run, walk, bike ride, exhibits, and family
activities. 4H Fairgrounds at 51 Chelmsford Road, Westford.
Seeking as many MRC members with wide-ranging backgrounds
as possible. (Exact times and assignments for MRC volunteers
to be finalized by July 1.) See the details at this web
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.