Greater Westfield & Western Hampden County
Medical Reserve Corps Inc. (MRC)

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Disaster Animal Response Team (DART)

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TRAINING/EVENTS

As we have learned in the recent past -  it is not IF disaster will strike but WHEN disaster will strike our communities.

Are we prepared as a unit to work together to supply Medical, Food Service, Sheltering, CERT, DART, etc. services to our communities?

Are you prepared as a volunteer to step into one of these areas and provide assistance to your family, friends and neighbors?
 
Do you know the other people in our Corps that you will be working with and depending on during an emergency?
 
We have many training/fundraising  events throughout the year that need your participation. These events will provide you with the training and experience needed to work with your team during a disaster.
 
Many expressed interest in being a part of the Food Service , DART ,Community Relations  our other Response Team when you signed-up. We need you to participate in our events for training and team building.

Westfield State University EMT Training

FEMA Emergency Management Institute online courses


TRAININGS

Event: Westfield Fireworks 2014 @ Stanley Park
Date(s): July 5 2014 TBD(Fireworks)
  Rain Date: July 6
Time: 1600 - 2400 - Fireworks are at 2100

(Please be aware of road closures that may prevent your ability to get in and out of the Stanley Park area)

Let us know your availability when you sign up

Location: Stanley Park in Westfield, MA
Needs: Medical, Food Service, Communications, Community Relations and Lost Child Teams
  MEDICAL

EMTs or First Responders are needed to run two First Aid stations during the event. 

Westfield Fire will provide the transportation to hospital and we will be first responders and also cover the event while the ambulance returns from off grounds transporting. 

The Medics will be stationed at the Aid Stations at all times.

Two Teams of two EMTs will be making rounds through the event area

Event Security/Police will be called for assistance through the Aid Station Communications Coordinator. 

The Third set of EMTs will assist the medics as needed while at the Aid Station and will take turns making rounds with the other teams as often as necessary/desired.

  COMMUNICATIONS:

Communication Coordinators to work with our First Aid personnel as a liaison between Event personnel and the Event EOC.  The Event EOC will be in charge of calling in emergency resources should they be needed from Police, Fire or Ambulance etc.

  FOOD SERVICE:

People are needed to help work the Disaster Food Kitchen. 

We needs Cooks (Burgers, Hot Dogs & Fries), Servers and Cash Sales and Hospitality

  LOST CHILDREN:

Personnel to handle Lost Children until their parents can be found and they are reunited with family members.  

  COMMUNITY RELATIONS:

Duties will be to talk to the public about the CORPS and hand out flyers concerning the Corps, Communications Van, DART trailer and Disaster Food Kitchen

GENERAL INFO TBA
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ServSafe Food Handler

If you are on the food service response team it is recommended that you take this online course.

The cost is $15. MRC volunteers will be reimbursed for this training.

We have received grant funds to cover the cost of this training. Please click on button below and follow link to online course. (approx. 1h, 30m).

Online Course

Upon successful completion of the course, please send a copy of your certificate to ernie@gwmrcert.org and we will reimburse you the $15 cost of the course.


 

These events offer us and excellent opportunity to raise needed funds, provide training opportunities for members in the use of our Field Kitchen and increase our visibility in the community.

We need volunteers to  help in each of the following areas: set-up mobile kitchen on site, cook, prep, serve, cash sales, community relations, break down mobile kitchen.

 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

 

 

 



For more info contact ernie@gwmrcert.org