Medical Reserve Corps Region 4A
EVENTS NEEDING MRC VOLUNTEERS. CONTACT KITTY MAHONEY 508-532-5472 IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE EVENTS BELOW
April 16th from 10am - 2pm Marathon / Patriots Day volunteers at home are needed on East and West sides of route 135 to be on Stand-By Status during the time the Marathon participants are in Framingham in the event sheltering/route diversion emergencies become necessary. No limit on number of volunteers signing up for this.
April 26th from 9am - 2pm: City Employee Health Fair . Volunteers needed to staff the MRC Table (Tick & Mosquito information, and conduct Blood Pressures). Need 4 volunteers.
April 28th from 8:30 am - 2 pm Earth Day Festival on the Town Green (Rain plan is TBA/maybe the High School). Volunteers needed to man the MRC Table with tick and mosquito information. Need 4 volunteers.
April 28th from 9 am - 3 pm National Take Back Day at the Framingham Police Station to man drug drop off from 10 - 2. Need 6 volunteers.
May 7th from 5pm - 8 pm: Skin Cancer Screening at the Framingham Pubic Library Costin Room. Need 6 volunteers.
May 19th 10am - 6 pm (in shifts of 2+ hours) and May 20th 9am - 12pm Relay For Life at Bowditch Field staffing the First Aid tent for participants in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life program. Several volunteers needed to cover the weekend event.
April 9th Movie Night 5pm - 8:30 pm to staff registration, concession stand, conduct raffle and assist with MRC recruiting. (Registration online)
TRAINING COMING SOON
First Aid/Stop The Bleed
House of Worship Preparedness Awareness
You Are The Help
Congratulations to Dr. Milagros Abreu, Joseph Guertin and Lisa Moorehead
Recipients of the 2017 Recognition Awards received on June 8th at the Annual Framingham MRC Meeting. Voicing appreciation for the volunteers are (L-R) Selectman Chair; Cheryl Tully-Stoll, Asst. Emergency Manager; Michael Dutcher, Town Manager; Robert Halpin and Board of Health Chair; Lauren Housman. (For prior year awards, click here)
Framingham Medical Reserve Corps
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety and resiliency of their communities. Volunteers include medical and nonmedical individuals. Please consider joining the Framingham MRC and helping to make Framingham a safer and more prepared community. Call the Board of Health at 508-532-5472 for more information.
Volunteer Liability Protections
For MRC Medical Volunteers
For MRC Non-Medical Volunteers
Free MRC Trainings & MRC Information
Receive FEMA Training on the following topics:
- Diversity Awareness
- Household Hazardous Materials
- Livestock in Disasters
MRC Volunteer Application
The application can be mailed, scanned and emailed, or dropped off at the Framingham Board of Health (31 Flagg Drive in the rear of the Fuller School). The law requires that all MRC Volunteers also sign a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI) form. Please print and return both forms. Your photograph will be taken for your badge when the completed forms are returned. Effective January 1st, 2017, the Framingham volunteers database will be maintained in office and no longer in MAResponds.
Get Ready for Home Emergencies
Only 7% of Americans are adequately prepared for an emergency. Natural disasters, disease outbreaks and other hazards can occur at any time. September is National Get Ready Month. Have a "texting drill", to help get ready. For more info on getting ready for emergencies go to the American Public Health Association's website.
Preparedness for Kids
Sesame Workshop, along with its project partners, has created Let’s Get Ready! A video about planning together for emergencies with tips, activities, and other easy tools to help the whole family prepare for emergencies!