News

Vermont MRC Volunteer, Peg Clement, Attends Disaster Medical Assistance Team Fundamentals Course at Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama June 25-30, 2018

More than 200 MRC volunteers applications from across the country were submitted to HHS for attendance to the Center for Domestic Preparedness Disaster Medical Assistance Team (Fundamentals) training courses in Alabama in of 2018; with only a few selected.  I, Peg Clement of Chittenden MRC, feel fortunate to have been nominated for this important training […]



Events

POD Throughput Exercise – Lamoille Valley MRC

When: April 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Lamoille Union High School , 19 River Rd S, Putney, VT 05346

Join the Lamoille Valley MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Throughput Exercises. PODs are a mechanism for distributing medicine to those at risk during a public health emergency. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will be activated[…]

Apr
20
Sat
Therapy Dogs of Vermont Mock Crisis Training @ Berlin Armory Heliport 
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Therapy Dogs of Vermont Mock Crisis Training @ Berlin Armory Heliport 

Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) are requesting MRC’s help for volunteer actors for their 1st certification test for the Dogs Crisis Response program.  TDV is conducting a test which is a mock crisis event on Saturday, April 20th from 9am to 2pm at the Berlin Armory.

The event will simulate an actual crisis, such as a major flood, and include four stations in which potential therapy dog teams will need to interact with victims from the crisis. TDV is looking for a number of volunteers to help stage this mock crisis. Some of the volunteers will need to play roles, such as being afraid of dogs or being very upset, while others can be part of a large crowd to simulate the chaos and confusion that is part of a crisis. 

These trained therapy dog teams currently visit health care facilities, schools, and other locations, but TDV now is developing a response program in which seasoned therapy dog teams will respond to crises around Vermont at the request of local authorities, such as comforting students after school lock-downs and disaster shelter opening.  

Lunch will be provided.  

If your are able to assist for this important training, please sign up here: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4859462/Therapy-Dogs-of-Vermont-Actors-April-20th

Apr
22
Mon
Bennington EMR Class @ Bennington Rescue Squad
Apr 22 all-day

Bennington EMR Class Information:

This EMR class will meet at Bennington Rescue from 4/22/19 – 6/8/19. Contact the course coordinator Bill Camarda at bill.camarda@benningtonrescue.org to register.

This course will prepare you for the National Registry Emergency Medical Responder 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 EMR, 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.

POD Throughput Exercise – NEK MRC @ Canaan School
Apr 22 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
POD Throughput Exercise - NEK MRC @ Canaan School | Brattleboro | Vermont | United States

Join the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Throughput Exercises. PODs are a mechanism for distributing medicine to those at risk during a public health emergency. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will be activated in the event that the dozens of Points of Distribution sites across Vermont are activated.