Helping with Public Safety
An easy step is to join the Weston Emergency Reserve Corps, an all-volunteer group of citizens who are willing, but never required, to help out in a community-wide emergency. The WERC is sponsored by the Weston Department of Public Health, but as the Weston Branch of the Medical Reserve Corps it exists as a part of a dynamic network of local, regional, and national organizations dedicated to rapid, safe, and effective crisis response. All are invited to volunteer, medical and non-medical alike, and there is a particular need for people with mental health backgrounds. Members can benefit from a range of training, practicing with Weston’s first responders, and staying informed about local, state, and federal readiness topics. And don’t worry if you haven’t gotten your own house in order yet - the WERC can help you do that too! Contact the Weston Board of Health or check out westonma.gov/WERC to find out more.