bg
Departments & Services > Health > Health Department News

2/10/2015 - Medical Reserve Corps Annual Education Session and Appreciation Event Information

2015 MRC Annual Education Session and Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Our keynote Speaker will be Mike Syrax, FBI Special Agent/Assistant Weapons of Mass Destruction(WMD) Coordinator here in CT.  Mike is an engaging and entertaining speaker who will be presenting an  “Introduction to WMD Incident Assessment and Response”.  Using examples from CT and beyond he will provide an understanding of what WMD incidents are, how they are evaluated, investigated, the interagency response required for the successful resolution and the potential roles for volunteers.

In addition to the dinner on us and a great keynote speaker, the evening will conclude with an awards ceremony for our members.  We have combed through our records and even surveyed members last spring to ensure we recognize the many ways in which you have served through the numerous volunteer opportunities that have occurred over the last 9 years.  Whether it was training sessions, exercises or real events like Smallpox Vaccinator Training, the 2006 Mass Dispensing Drills, Flu Clinic Vaccination Exercises, Hurricanes Irene and Sandy shelters and dispensing sites to the many other opportunities, we want to recognize your efforts.  The will be several members recognized with special awards for their outstanding efforts.

So please attend this special night where we will recognize you. There will be something special for everyone who attends and even a few great raffle items.

Location: Fairfield Senior Center

Time: 5:30 to 8pm. Dinner at 5:30, Opening Remarks 5:45, Keynote Speaker 6pm, Awards Ceremony 7pm

This event is for current MRC members.

To register for this event please go to this registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015MRCAESAPPRECIATIONDINNER

 

 One More Special Offer: If you have taken the Incident Command IS100 and/or IS700 online courses within the past year or would like to for a special gift please bring in a copy of your certificates, everyone presenting a recent certificates (<1 yr old) will get a gift.  To take the courses you can go to:

IS100: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b 

IS700: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-700.a

 

While we will talk more about it at the March 4th event; the second event we would like you to save the date for is a “Drive-Through Antibiotic Mass Dispensing Exercise” that we are planning for May 20th, 2015 (with a rain date of May 21st).  While this will be a day time event from 8am to 4pm, there will be many opportunities, both small and large, to participate in this event.

I truly hope to see at the March 4th 2015 MRC AES and Appreciation Dinner event.

Respectfully,

Sands Cleary

Director, Fairfield Easton MRC

Director, Fairfield Health Department