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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day     
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HHW Collection is held at
Francis Wyman Elementary School

  During the April 2015 collection, BVRC volunteer Paul Groulx monitors the line of cars
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April 2015 - BVRC volunteer Alex Malcomson helps to line up cars   Volunteering at the September 2015 HHW collection, Bernie Heath removes a propane tank from a resident's car


BVRC Quarterly Meeting
September 2015

   
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Amy Warfield - Special Events subcommittee - tells members about upcoming events for the next year   Rich Walzer - Training subcommittee and the Volunteer Recruitment & Retention subcommittee - reports to volunteers about upcoming trainings and recruitment events
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 BVRC volunteer Carolyn Abruzzo is discussing plans for the newly formed Public Outreach & Education subcommittee    At the September meeting, Lt. Glen Mills of the Burlington Police Department gave a presentation on Terrorism Activities and Reporting Suspicious Activity
     
Burlington Board of Health Annual Flu Clinic - 10/24/15   
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Volunteer Tim McCoy conducts "just-in-time" training for radio use during the flu clinic Director of Public Health Susan Lumenello consults with BVRC volunteers Kendra Crosby and Amy Warfield working on flu vaccine inventory control
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 Volunteer Kathy Delesky is ready to dispense flu vaccine  BVRC volunteers July Peckham and Mary DeChiara are the final clinic station - Check-out and Forms Collection
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 BVRC Executive Committee Chair Sandra Voltero and volunteer Shirley Moreno staff the display table for volunteer recruitment  
   
BVRC Blood Pressure Screening - Council on Aging  The BVRC COA Blood Pressure Screening is held the third Thursday of each month if a volunteer is available.  Contact the BOH office to confirm upcoming date.
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 BVRC Volunteer Carolyn Abruzzo checking blood pressure of a resident at the COA BP screening  Public Heath Nurse Roberta Gullage speakes with BVRC volunteers Lucy Vargese and Karamjit Kalsi while volunteer Heidi Mover checks resident's blood pressure
   
 Lahey Clinic Emergency Preparedness Drill - September 2015  
 l  Lahey conducted a drill to test their Emergency Response Plan. BVRC volunteers were "victims" from a multiple car accident with a tanker truck on the highway where they were contaminated with diesel fuel. Diesel fuel was simulated by putting some chocolate syrup on the scrubs for the decontamination team to wash off. The hospital's decontamination team (Emergency Dept. Nurses) "showered" volunteers in Lahey's outdoor, fully curtained shower. 
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 Volunteers wait in line to be "decontaminated"  Decontamination Unit
   
BVRC Volunteer Training Burlington Volunteer Reserve Corps offers volunteers training opportunities.  Below are photos from a recent AED training that was held 
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 Volunteer Jean Berardi with AED instructor.  Marie Saia seated, waiting to practice  Volunteer Margaret Henderson (l) with volunteer Lola Lombardo (r)
   
 Health Fair - May 2015
In 2015, the Burlington Board of Health in collaboration with the Burlington Council on Aging hosted their first annual Burlington Community Health Fair at Memorial Elementary School
 

The event was geared toward all ages and provided an excellent opportunity for residents to discover the health and wellness services available in their community. There were free health screenings, physical activity demonstrations, raffle prizes, and more.  BVRC volunteers helped the BOH staff the event.

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 BVRC volunteer Pushpa Shah conducted blood pressure screenings  BOH intern Emily Klemm and BVRC volunteer Kathy Pazola spoke with residents about nutrition and health eating
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 BVRC volunteers Joan Corrao and Sandara Voltero staff the BVRC recrutiment table