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  • Vermont public safety groups hosting active shooter class
  • March 8, 2018
    Vermont and Franklin County public safety agencies are teaming up to host a program on educating and empowering people against active shooter situations or other violent threats. The program, called SURVIVermont, has three segments: "See Something, Say Something"; "Run,Hide, Fight"; and "Stop the Bleed." The program is being presented by the St. Albans Police Department, AmCare Ambulance Service, the Northwestern Medical Center, the Vermont Department of Health and Northwest Vermont Medical Reserve Corps.
  • 'Stop the Bleed' training can save lives in an emergency
  • March 5, 2018
    William Fleming High School senior health assistant students pack a simulated wound during a "Stop the Bleed" exercise with a volunteer with Near Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps.
  • Dozier-Libbey students prepare for possible disasters
  • March 3, 2018
    Dozier-Libbey Medical High School’s HOSA chapter recently participated in a disaster drill for the Contra Costa Medical Reserve Corps. Held in Concord, nearly 50 students from the Antioch campus participated in the drill, which was a simulation of a shooting at a concert. Students played the role of victims, helping emergency personnel of Contra Costa County be more prepared for similar disaster situations.
  • City of Lake Charles will offer dental, vision care
  • February 21, 2018
    The city of Lake Charles will partner with local medical providers this fall to offer free dental, vision and general care to those in need at a temporary clinic in the Civic Center; the first of its kind in state history. The city will help organize the event and provide access to the Civic Center. Financial support will come from partners like Calcasieu Parish, the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps, the United Way and area hospitals, Hunter said. The event will be manned by local doctors, nurses and volunteers.
  • Uncas Health District conducts flu clinic in Norwich
  • February 10, 2018
    Health department personnel were joined by nursing students from Three Rivers Community College and volunteers from the Medical Reserve Corps program during a flu clinic hosted by the Uncas Health District. The clinic, funded through the state Department of Public Health, is part of the state's response to the severity and longevity of the flu season this year.
  • Alachua County schools plan new round of free flu shots
  • January 29, 2018
    Flu vaccinations for a second time this school year will be provided for free to Alachua County Public Schools students. The vaccinations will be provided at schools throughout the county until Feb. 22, and they will be administered by members of the Alachua County Medical Reserve Corps, an arm of the health department, and health department officials.
  • Cannon Beach medical reserve corps slowly growing
    January 26, 2018
    Two years ago, a budding medical reserve corps in Cannon Beach started with four orange tubs filled with basic medical supplies and a couple of passionate volunteers. Now, a few grants and a significant number of donations later, the volunteer emergency preparedness group has amassed more than 4,200 individual medical items that can be distributed in an emergency.
  • Nasty flu season sending record numbers to hospital
    January 22, 2018
    Anyone who's gotten it can tell you the flu is pretty bad this year. And while officials are saying it's at the height of the season, it's still months before things will get better.
  • Multi-Agency Resource Center: Bringing resources to Swanton flood victims
    January 20, 2018
    The American Red Cross held an event Saturday to showcase resources available to flood victims in Swanton, VT. Dozens of homes were evacuated last week after ice jams created a flood on Route 78. Resources were available at the event such as water testing kits from the Vermont Medical Reserve Corps, home repair loans from the Champlain Housing Trust, counseling from the Northwest Counseling and Support Services and food, water and supplies.

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