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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Getting Involved

Getting Involved


Everyone is part of our country’s emergency preparedness and response team!


·         You can get involved by preparing yourself and your household for an emergency.
(What You Can Do.)


·         You can work with your neighbors to help them prepare. (What You Can Do/Get Involved.)


·         You can stay informed. (Learning More.)


·         And, you can volunteer.


Join Watertown’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)! No medical background is required. Free training is available to all volunteers. You choose your level of participation.



MRC members assist the community in responding to emergency situations and promote public health activities throughout the year. Volunteers may participate in a number of activities—from health fairs and flu clinics to emergency exercises and drills. In a real emergency, volunteers may be asked to assist with setting up mass vaccination clinics or emergency shelters and support public outreach.


Here’s how to Join Watertown’s MRC.


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Watertown is in the process of establishing a CERT team. Information will be available at a later date. Learn more about CERT at www.citizencorps.gov/


Red Cross

Become a Red Cross volunteer. Learn more at www.redcross.org.


Citizen Corps

Learn about many other volunteer opportunities at www.citizencorps.gov.


Other Volunteer Websites