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Dec
10
Tue
Cold Weather Shelter Training – Chittenden County MRC @ First United Methodist Church Burlington
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cold Weather Shelter Training - Chittenden County MRC @ First United Methodist Church Burlington

Training for extreme cold weather shelters is on Tuesday December 10 at 4:00pm at the First United Methodist Church at 21 Buell St, Burlington, VT 05401. Please enter through door at ground level on left side facing church.

During the extreme cold weather last winter “working with other MRC volunteers to staff a temporary shelter was an easy and rewarding way to make things a little better for my neighbors and maybe save a life.” -Dr. Benjamin Littenberg MRC Volunteer.

State of Vermont Agency of Humans Services (AHS) is continuing their contingency shelter plan from last year.  Currently approximately 500 emergency shelter beds and 250 transitional beds for Vermonters experiencing homeless are provided by AHS. When these local programs are full, the Department augments this grant-funded capacity with motel vouchers. During colder weather, AHS relaxes some eligibility criteria for motel beds through a “cold weather exception.”  When extremely cold winter weather coincides with tourism events, Vermont’s largest communities could potentially run out of both shelter, transitional and motel beds, precipitating the need for additional shelter capacity, even in the absence of a declared disaster. Therefore, requiring additional shelter(s) be set up in the higher population areas of Burlington and Rutland.

The contingency shelters do not remove or replace exist programs.  The plan may not be activated all winter or most likely just during high tourist travel weekends when motels space is limited.

The plan:

Burlington

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity will set-up and be the shelter manager for a 25 bed shelter at First United Methodist Church at 21 Buell St, Burlington, VT 05401.

The shelter will be supported by MRC volunteers and AmeriCorps volunteers. Volunteers will have the opportunity to sign-up for one or more shifts; notified via MRC call-down as weather forecasts day(s) before.  The shifts will be approximately 1)Check-in Shift: 5pm to 11:30pm, 2)Night Shift: 11:00pm to 5:30am, 3) Check Out: 5:00am to 8:00am. More volunteers are needed during check-in and check-out. Volunteers duties will be to pass out food, check folks in & out, alert shelter manager to an issues, and assist with breakdown of shelter.

Please join us December 10th  4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the church, if you are interested in supporting the shelter for orientation to the facility and Q & A situation covering working with vulnerable populations.  If you took this training previously last winter, MRC would prefer you to re-take, so you are refreshed on duties and expectations for serving at shelter.

Hope to see you on December 10th!

Dec
23
Mon
Bennington EMT Class @ Bennington Rescue
Dec 23 all-day

Bennington EMT Class Information:

This EMT class will meet at Bennington Rescue Squad from 12/23/19 to 1/17/20. You must contact the course coordinator Bill Camarda at bill.camarda@benningtonrescue.org to register.

This course will prepare you for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification exam, which will be scheduled after successful completion of this course. In addition to this certification, in order to become a State of Vermont licensed EMT, you must become affiliated with an approved EMS organization. To find the EMS agencies near you, go to the map locator at the top of this page.

Jan
6
Mon
Middlebury AEMT Class @ Middlebury Emergency and Medical Services
Jan 6 all-day

Middlebury Regional EMS Advanced EMT Class Information:

This AEMT class will meet at the Middlebury Regional EMS quarters from 1/6/20 – 4/22/20. You must contact the course coordinator Kate Rothwell at krothwell@middleburyems.com to register.

This course will prepare you for the National Registry Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification exam, which will be scheduled after successful completion of this course. In addition to this certification, in order to become a State of Vermont licensed AEMT, you must become affiliated with an approved EMS organization.

Middlebury EMT Class @ Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Services
Jan 6 all-day

Middlebury EMT Class Information:

This EMT class will meet at Middlebury Regional EMS from 1/6/20 to 2/28/20. You must contact the course coordinator Kate Rothwell at krothwell@middleburyems.com to register.

This course will prepare you for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification exam, which will be scheduled after successful completion of this course. In addition to this certification, in order to become a State of Vermont licensed EMT, you must become affiliated with an approved EMS organization. To find the EMS agencies near you, go to the map locator at the top of this page.

Jan
13
Mon
Burlington/UVM EMT Class @ UVM Rowell Building Room #111
Jan 13 all-day

Burlington EMT Class Information:

This EMT class will meet in UVM’s Rowell Building Room 111 from 1/13/20 – 4/29/20. You must contact the course coordinator Pat Malone at Patrick.Malone@uvm.edu to register.

This course will prepare you for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification exam, which will be scheduled after successful completion of this course. In addition to this certification, in order to become a State of Vermont licensed EMT, you must become affiliated with an approved EMS organization. To find the EMS agencies near you, go to the map locator at the top of this page.

Burlington/UVM EMT Class @ UVM Rowell Building Room #111
Jan 13 all-day

Burlington EMT Class Information:

This EMT class will meet in UVM’s Rowell Building Room 111 from 1/13/20 – 4/29/20. You must contact the course coordinator Adam Boise at adam.boise@uvm.edu to register.

This course will prepare you for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification exam, which will be scheduled after successful completion of this course. In addition to this certification, in order to become a State of Vermont licensed EMT, you must become affiliated with an approved EMS organization. To find the EMS agencies near you, go to the map locator at the top of this page.

Jan
14
Tue
Burlington/UVM AEMT Class @ UVM Rowell Building Room #111
Jan 14 all-day

Bennington Advanced EMT Class Information:

This AEMT class will meet at UVM’s Rowell 111from 1/14/20 – 4/30/20.  You must contact the course coordinator Eric Cochran at eric.cochran@uvm.edu to register.

This course will prepare you for the National Registry Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification exam, which will be scheduled after successful completion of this course. In addition to this certification, in order to become a State of Vermont licensed AEMT, you must become affiliated with an approved EMS organization.

Burlington/UVM EMT Class @ UVM Rowell Building Room #111
Jan 14 all-day

Burlington EMT Class Information:

This EMT class will meet in UVM’s Rowell Building Room 111 from 1/14/20 – 4/29/20. You must contact the course coordinator Pat Malone at Patrick.Malone@uvm.edu to register.

This course will prepare you for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification exam, which will be scheduled after successful completion of this course. In addition to this certification, in order to become a State of Vermont licensed EMT, you must become affiliated with an approved EMS organization. To find the EMS agencies near you, go to the map locator at the top of this page.

Rutland EMT Class @ Rutland Regional Medical Center
Jan 14 all-day

Rutland EMT Class Information:

This EMT class will meet at Rutland Regional Medical Center from 1/14/20 to 4/9/20. You must contact the course coordinator Kandis Charleton at 802-773-1746 to register.

This course will prepare you for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification exam, which will be scheduled after successful completion of this course. In addition to this certification, in order to become a State of Vermont licensed EMT, you must become affiliated with an approved EMS organization. To find the EMS agencies near you, go to the map locator at the top of this page.

Jan
30
Thu
Burlington/UVM EMT Class @ UVM Rowell Building Room #111
Jan 30 all-day

Burlington EMT Class Information:

This EMT class will meet in UVM’s Rowell Building Room 111 from 1/30/20 – 4/25/20. You must contact the course coordinator Chris McCarthy at cmccarthy@vabir.org to register.

This course will prepare you for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification exam, which will be scheduled after successful completion of this course. In addition to this certification, in order to become a State of Vermont licensed EMT, you must become affiliated with an approved EMS organization. To find the EMS agencies near you, go to the map locator at the top of this page.