Spring 2019 Brookline MRC
Trainings and Events
Region 4ab MRC Conference
May 18, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn in Waltham, MA
Pre-registration is free but required, lunch will be served
*CEUs for medical professionals will be applied for each presentation.
This MRC conference will feature the following presentations*:
Highlights of an Effective Response by local MRC units during the 2018 Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions – presented by Nancy Burns, EMT; Liisa Jackson; Joanne Belanger RN: The most ‘high-profile’ incidents supported by local units during 2018 were the gas explosions that rocked Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence in September. Three MRCs in Region 3 joined forces under difficult circumstances to provide a wide range of care. Learn what worked, what didn’t, and how general best practices apply to all MRC responses.
Emergency Risk Communication – presented by Seth Eckhouse, MPH: Don’t ruin a good response with bad communication! The right message, from the right person, at the right time saves lives. In a crisis, every word counts. Our job as communicators during an event is to offer the information the public needs and counter some of the harmful behaviors that are common during an emergency, so we can effectively support the public, our colleagues, and the organizations that are offering help. By applying emergency risk communication principles, you can learn what to say, when to say it, and how to say it to help you preserve or win the public’s trust.
Service Animals and Pets in Disaster Response - presented by Dr. David Schwarz, DVM: Animals are so often considered as family members – and providers of essential services – that disaster victims often put their own welfare at risk by refusing to evacuate a dangerous situation without them. This session describes the need for ‘pet preparedness,’ explaining typical hazards that animal owners and care providers may face. Learn about the impact of disasters and what to do if you need to evacuate with a pet or service animal to an emergency shelter.
Hot Topics in Public Health
June 13th, 2019
Brookline Health Department
11 Pierce Street, Brookline
Back by popular demand is Alfred DeMaria, Jr, MD, Bureau of Infectious Disease, MA Department of Public Health. Dr. DeMaria will discuss hot public health topics of the day that are interesting and important to MRC volunteers.
Dr. DeMaria's presentations are always interesting and engaging.
Nursing and EMT CEUs will be applied for and certificate of attendance available for all attendees.
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Additional trainings by other local MRC units are also open to Brookline MRC members.