Volunteers Needed from all walks of life
Many Free Training Opportunities are Available

Join the Bristol Norfolk Medical Reserve Corps

We are preparing to respond to disasters in your community and across the country.

The Medical Reserve Corps was created in 2006 to assist local communities
during public health emergencies.
A nationwide program sponsored by The Office of the Surgeon General
Created in 2002 in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11,
when there were no volunteer management systems in place.

The program is part of the Citizen Corps, a group of volunteers formed to protect national security.
There are 42 Medical Reserve Corps units in Massachusetts and 782 nationwide
with over 167,000 volunteers.

Training is provided free Volunteers will be given opportunities to participate
in drills and emergency exercises throughout the year.
Orientation training is mandatory,
but participation in additional activities is not required.

For more information concerning MRC use this link

You can also pick up an application and training
calendar in your local public health / Board of Health office

Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be a Volunteer.
Emergency Preparedness is Everyone's
Responsibility

For more information contact
Welcome to MA Responds, the online registration system
for public health, health care, and emergency response volunteers.
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The Medical Reserve Corps is launching the MRC Serves! Video Challenge.

MRC volunteers are invited to create and submit a short 60-90 second video
that answers one of the following three questions.

1. Why do I/we volunteer with the MRC?
2. How does the MRC make my community healthier?
3. How does the MRC make my community more prepared and resilient?

A winner from each category will be invited to attend the 2017 Preparedness Summit where they will be recognized by MRC Program leadership and have their travel, lodging, and expenses covered.

So put on your creative cap, grab your camera and MRC gear (and fellow volunteers,
if you wish to form a team), and start filming!
Entries are due no later than September 11, 2016.

Full challenge details, including video guidelines and submission instructions, can be found at https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/mrc-serves/.

Ms. Dagayla Burks, MSHCA (Ctr)
Communications Specialist, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program
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Bristol-Norfolk MRC
Jacquie O'Brien, BNMRC Coordinator
Attleboro Board of Health,
77 Park Street, Attleboro, MA
508-223-2222, ext 3244
bnmrc@hotmail.com

Serving the communities of
Attleboro, Norton, Mansfield, Foxboro, Plainville, Seekonk, North Attleboro, Rehoboth

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