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Emergency Preparedness and Response

News, information, and updates for the Montgomery County Volunteer Center’s Emergency Action Team and Medical Reserve Corps

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Medical Reserve Corps CPR Class

The Montgomery County MRC is offering a Red Cross Adult CPR/AED class on Tuesday March 31 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  The class will be held at 401 Hungerford Dr. in the Tan conference room on the ground floor. This four hour course will provide both instruction and practice in CPR and the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED).

The instructor is MRC member Georgia Martin, RN, MSN, JD, PhD.  The MRC is subsidizing the cost of this course for its members.  The cost to each participant will be $25.00.  Please bring cash or a check to the class session.  Class size is limited to 15 participants.

A light dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 PM.

To enroll, log in to your ACTIV account, click on training, click on the course code (MRC3-09), and then click on the blue "enroll" button on the right.  You will be sent a confirmation by email.

POSTED: 3:33:00 PM |

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Emergency Action Team Trainings

We've set up two new Emergency Action Team trainings:

First Aid and Emergency Preparedness

  • March 26, 2009 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Wheaton Library Large Meeting Room
  • The purpose of this training is to provide EAT members will an understanding of very basic first aid and preparedness skills. EAT members will be able to use these skills to help their families and their neighbors prepare for emergencies.


 Hotline Training
  • June 11, 2009 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Germantown Library Meeting Room
  • This training will be conducted by the Montgomery County Mental Health Association for EAT members to learn how to successfully handle calls to a public health hotline.


To register for these trainings, please log into ACTIV – https://activ.montgomerycountymd.gov. If you do not have your username or password, feel free to contact Michael.Goldfarb@montgomerycountymd.gov or Laura.Aceituno@montgomerycountymd.gov. You can also call Michael Goldfarb at (240) 777-2621.


POSTED: 12:09:00 PM |

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

EAT Orientation - February 18, 2009

The Emergency Action Team will hold an orientation for new members on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Volunteer Center (401 Hungerford Drive). We will offer an overview of roles and responsibilities, as well as review ACTIV and take pictures for badges.

EAT members who are not new but would like a refresher are welcome to attend. We will hold these orientations approximately quarterly. RSVP by logging onto ACTIV. Under the 'Training' header, click 'Training Curriculum'. Select the EAT Orientation class, then click on 'Enroll' at the bottom of the page.

If you just want your picture taken for your badge, you can stop by the Volunteer Center anytime between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The next training will be held in March. More on that in the coming weeks. 

POSTED: 10:32:00 AM |
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