Medical Reserve Corps Region 4A
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)
Current Events for Framingham MRC
Farmers Market with the MRC: The second Thursday of each Month the MRC will have a table at the Farmers Market. Weather permitting in July, August, September and October!
Friday August 11th: Sock Hop! The MRC and Veterans Agent at the Concert on the Green collecting socks for At Risk and Homeless Veterans for Operation Stand Down! (Weather permitting).
Friday September 8th is Operation Stand Down: Public Health Nurses and MRC Volunteers providing foot care to At Risk and Homeless Veterans in Boston City Plaza. Full Day Event. For registration, please visit www.maphn.org
October 28th, 2017 is National Drug Take Back Day. The MRC will partner with the Framingham Police Department.
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!