March 7 2018

Volunteer Reserve Corps to Host Presentation on Rescue Task Force


Anyone interested in learning more about how Burlington’s first responders are preparing to incidents such as mass shooting will have an opportunity later this month.

The Burlington Volunteer Reserve Corps is inviting the public to attend their next meeting on Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. in the Murray Kelly Wing of the Human Services Building. During that meeting, members of the Burlington Police Department and the Burlington Fire Department will be providing a presentation on how their departments are conducting preparedness training for active threat situations.  

“The Burlington Police and Fire Departments are the first in the area to adopt ‘Rescue Task Force,’” an invitation to the meeting states. “Rescue Task Force is the state of the art in active shooter response and involves close coordination between police, fire and EMS personnel to greatly decrease the numbers of casualties at a hazardous event.”

The BVRC is a volunteer organization whose members are ready to provide assistance to the Burlington Community in the event of an emergency, such as widespread power outages, pandemic disease outbreaks, or severe weather emergencies, the invitation reads.

“BVRC members participate in trainings, exercises, and drills to become better prepared for emergency situations,” it states. “In addition, BVRC members provide assistance to the Board of Health during flu clinics, household hazardous waste collections, blood pressure screenings, and other public health initiatives.”  

If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in finding our more about the BVRC, call the Board of Health at 781-270-1955.


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