Successful Spring Training Day!

Eighty-two participants enjoyed our unit's fourth Training Day on Saturday, May 14. Medical attendees appreciated the continuing education credits they received through the final program. Members applauded the value of networking as well as the classes. This major event was provided FREE as a benefit of membership. We particularly thank our sponsors for supporting the event.

One of our new topics was a session on Cultural Awareness. Per the request of the attendees for a 'field trip' to the Metta Health Center clinic, we scheduled a program for September 15 on providing Culturally Appropriate Care. See the story on Coming Events for details.

It was a pleasure to offer a popular class on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals to our unit for the first time. Our speaker then provided a mini-session to the entire group over lunch:

Other new classes addressed Chemical and Biological Hazards and Mass-Casualty Incidents:

We were pleased to bring back a well-received session on Disaster Mental Health...

... as well as Incident Command training through NIMS-700 and ICS-100:

Members also enjoyed the lunchtime sessions and raffle, with the opportunity to reconnect throughout the day.

We worked hard to ensure that the topics were pertinent to members at all levels. To suggest ideas for future training sessions, contact the UMV MRC Director (Sandy Collins, 978-399-2908, scollins@westfordma.gov) or the Coordinator (Nancy Burns, 978-399-2549, nburns@westfordma.gov).

Upper Merrimack Valley Medical Reserve Corps, 55 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886