Category: News

MRC Portable Medical Asset Drill a Resounding Success!

MRC volunteers from three units joined our Medical Countermeasures Team at a two-day training hosted by Rutland Regional Medical Center. Volunteers learned to setup and demobilize the Portable Medical Asset, which can be used as a mobile hospital or for a variety of other purposes related to medical surge. Familiarization with the trailer, tents and […]

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 […]

Health Department Launches Call for Public Health Volunteers

BRANDON – Debbie Boyce is a passionate community volunteer, whether she is supporting a local vaccine clinic or through her service as an Emergency Medical Technician. “She is a phenomenal volunteer – very dedicated and works really hard,” said Sue Hommel, a public health specialist for the Vermont Department of Health. Hommel recruited Boyce to […]

Medical Reserve Corps Supports Tuberculosis Testing Clinics

The Chittenden County Medical Reserve Corps supported the Vermont Department of Health’s efforts to conduct several tuberculosis (TB) testing clinics for 451 students and staff of Charlotte Central School this past January and February. In January 2015, the Health Department confirmed a case of active tuberculosis in an employee at Charlotte Central School.  Health Department […]

Vermont is Carefully Monitoring Travelers from Ebola-affected Regions

BURLINGTON – The Vermont Department of Health has requested a Vermonter who has just returned from West Africa to enter voluntary quarantine and active monitoring for fever or symptoms of Ebola for 21 days. This individual agreed, and began quarantine on Oct. 27. This person does not have an elevated temperature, has no signs or symptoms […]

Regional EMS Conference Will Include Discussion of Ebola Prevention

KILLINGTON – Although the risk of an Ebola case arriving in Vermont remains low, the importance of maintaining awareness and appropriately screening patients will be discussed at the 25th annual Vermont Healthcare and EMS Preparedness Conference on Oct. 18 at the Killington Grand Resort. Chris Bell, director of emergency preparedness for the Vermont Department of […]

On Ebola Preparedness in Vermont

Ebola is a deadly and dreaded disease that is ravaging West Africa, a part of the world that has far too little in the way of modern health care and public health infrastructure. The 2014 epidemic is the largest in history, and daily news of the continuing death toll and the extreme hardships facing the […]