MRC Calendar

Please RSVP to or the contact person listed
so we may plan for refreshments and necessary materials.
Walk-ins are welcome unless stated PRE-REGISTRATION required.
Please feel free to pass along any of the training information
to family, friends and neighbors.
We look forward to seeing you.
Volunteer Opportunity
Suicide Prevention Day of Awareness: The Walk at the Balfour Riverwalk
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 4:30 PM
Check in for volunteers begins at 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Balfour Riverwalk, 74 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.
Parking is available at the library or on River Bank Road,
the bridge from River Bank Road accesses the Riverwalk.

Bristol County has lost 60 loved ones to suicide in 2016 and to date this year, 34 have died by suicide.
For the eighth year, the Bristol County Regional Coalition will raise funds to continue bring education, training and awareness about suicide prevention to the communities in Bristol County.

The Greater Attleboro Area Coalition for Suicide Prevention is sponsoring this " Light the Way " program.

Three volunteers are needed to be at the Registration, Refreshment table
and to distribute information about suicide prevention.

If you can assist or need more information, please call Jacquie O’Brien, RN
at 508-223-2222 X 3244 or email

Logan Emergency Action Plan – LEAP Exercise
A valuable emergency preparedness learning opportunity.
Tuesday September 26, from 8 PM – 2:30AM (overnight)
Logan International Airport

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) and our partners at Boston Logan Airport are extending
an invitation to the Medical Reserve Corps to be part of this unique learning opportunity
Recent events worldwide underscore the need to be prepared for a real or perceived
violent event in our community.
We are seeking volunteers to assist our 1st responders
in a Full-Scale Active Shooter / Hostile Event training exercise.
Briefings from senior federal and state law enforcement officials will be given
prior to the exercise which will provide our volunteers with a comprehensive understanding
of how to react to a hostile event from the perspective of a civilian, passenger, tenant or first responder.

If you are interested in participating in the LEAP Exercise,
Contact Liisa Jackson to register.

We are looking to obtain volunteer commitments as soon as possible!
Brenda Figueroa at Corporate Security Emergency Preparedness, MASSPORT

A MRC Volunteer Application is a click away
Fully credentialed MRC volunteers are able to participate in deployments
(supplementary staff to an acute situation such as shelters, Emergency Dispensing Sites, etc.)
and Volunteer Opportunities (generally public health wellness

American Red Cross, is seeking volunteers for blood drives
Please contact or call 781-461-2088
also email Jacquie O'brien at
with the date you will be assisting so we can track MRC volunteer time.

Please let her know if you are available to help out at any. The Red Cross need lots of help

Sunday, September 03, 2017 10:00 AM 03:00 PM
Mansfield Sportsplex (MPlex) 30 Oxford Road Court 5 - Mansfield

If you see a drive that you are interested in and normally volunteer with someone else
let Mary know and she will sign you both up.
Also if you can help with a partial shift either the 1st ½ or the last ½ of a drive, email Mary to let her know.
Normally, the Red Cross would ask you to do the entire shift but there are so many drives open
any help Mary can get will be great.

If you are a new donor ambassador and have not completed an onsite drive training please reach out
to Mary so she can get you signed up.
Remember your presence is needed at these blood drives for great customer service.

Here is a little video to remind us all why we do what we do.


Education and Training (CEEPET) at UMass Medical School has some great courses
free of charge and many with nursing CEs
You may want to pass this resource on to your
Medical MRC volunteers as well.
See the post below.
Upcoming Schedule of Courses

Online registration is now open for most of our courses!
For more information on a particular course or to register for the course,
click on the course title below.

NOTE: We have two ADLS courses currently scheduled.
Due to high demand for these courses,
we are not going to use our typical online registration process
for these two courses. Instead, registration will take place by email.
For more information on this process,
Please click on one of the ADLS courses listed below.

HazMat Awareness

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Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center at Harvard
University of Massachusetts Medical School