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GCC Main Campus, East Building, Room East 159

6pm to 9pm

Having trouble logging into or updating your profile in your MA Responds account?  We will demystify MA Responds for you.  We will be working in the computer lab. Space is limited so RSVP me to ensure one is saved for you.

RSVP: Nina Martin-Anzuoni, Franklin County Citizen Corps Coordinator at or 413-774-3167 x 137.

Information on other Franklin County Citizen Corps Meetings and Trainings, is available here.

J.W. Olver Transit Center, 12 Olive St. Greenfield

6pm to 8:30pm

This Citizen Corps Leadership Council meeting will be held at J.W. Olver Transit Center, 12 Olive St. Greenfield, Community Room, 1st Floor.

For more information:  Nina Martin-Anzuoni, Franklin County Citizen Corps Coordinator at or 413-774-3167 x 137.

Information on other Franklin County Citizen Corps Meetings and Trainings, is available here.

Ham Radio Testing

10:00am - 12:00noon

This event will be conducted to test ham radio communications technology between
amateur operators, EOCs, and hospitals. In addition to radio operation, the event will
involve discussion about the role of radio communication during an emergency.

Greenfield, MA

9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Basic Disaster Ministry is an introduction for all people interested in the unique and important role the faith community plays in disaster mitigation, preparedness, and response in the United States. Participants learn about disasters, traditional responses to a disaster and how the faith-based response is different, how to prepare for a disaster, and ways to get involved after disaster strikes. The class provides a vision of disaster response that includes emotional and spiritual care as well as physical rebuilding to assist in long-term recovery of those in need and addresses the unmet needs of all survivors, particularly people who were vulnerable before a disaster.  Register by Sept. 21st with Lindsey Britt at or 413-774-3167 x136. To learn more, please see this flyer.

917 Main Street Great Barrington, MA 01230

10:00am - 11:00am

Sandra Martin, Senior Emergency Planner for Berkshire County Boards of Health
Association (BCBOHA) will be doing a presentation to seniors and staff on personal
emergency preparedness for the Alford‐Great Barrington‐Egremont (AGE) TRIAD at the
Great Barrington Senior Center Wednesday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. Please call in
advance to confirm the date and time at 413‐528‐1881.

Agawam Town Office Building - 36 Main Street, Agawam, MA

9:30 am - 11:00 am

The Hampden County Medical Reserve Corps Advisory Group will hold their regular
monthly meeting in the Agawam Town Office Building. Topics for discussion will include
volunteer recruitment training, recognition; training for spontaneous volunteers; the
exercise, and training and drill calendar for 2012‐2013. For more information about the
Medical Reserve Corps in Hampden County contact: Kathleen Conley Norbut, Hampden
County MRC Coordinator

Monte Carlo Restaurant, 1020 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The coordinator of the Western Massachusetts Medical Reserve Corps will provide
valuable information to local business leaders on how to prepare, respond and recover
from emergencies. The lunch will include a discussion about public‐private sector
partnerships, which are key to building the resilience and capacity of the region to
prepare, respond and mitigate emergencies or disasters. For more information contact
the West Springfield Medical Reserve Corp at 413‐454‐5179

Franklin County Fair Grounds, Wisdom Way, Greenfield, Ma

Come visit the Western Mass Ready booth at the Franklin County Fair in Greenfield this
weekend. On Thursday, the gates open at 3:00 p.m. Learn tips on preparing for
emergencies and pick up your free LED flashlight key chain! For questions, please
contact: Alyssa Larose, Franklin Regional County of Governments at

Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9, 2012

City Hall, 36 Court St, Springfield, MA 01103

10:00am - 12:00 noon

Join Springfield Mayor Sarno for a declaration of emergency preparedness in the City of
Springfield, in recognition of National Preparedness Month. The ceremony will take place
on the steps of City Hall. For more information please contact Josiah Neiderbach, Pioneer
Valley Planning Commission, at