Training

MRC training is offered throughout the year, with times and topics varying from unit to unit. Find upcoming training events for your unit.

As a volunteer, you will be required to undergo training in:

  • Personal/family preparedness
    When disaster strikes, the most important concern is you and your family’s safety. A course in personal or family preparedness helps you create a plan and disaster supply kit, so that you are prepared for the next disaster.
  • Incident Command System (ICS)
    ICS is a standardized system for command and coordination of an emergency response that allows responders to adopt an integrated organizational structure. It is important for all response volunteers, both MRC and EMS, to understand the Incident Command System, so that they know their role in the ICS structure.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
    NIMS is a systematic approach to guide all levels of government, non-government, and private sector organizations to work together seamlessly and manage incidents of all threats and hazards. ICS is a subcomponent of NIMS.
  • Psychological first aid/Disaster mental health
    Disasters create a high stress environment and can affect everyone in different ways. It is important to understand stress management, and mental health support for yourself, disaster survivors and responders.
  • Points of Distribution (POD)
    PODs are a mechanism for distributing medicine to those at risk during a public health emergency. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will be activated in the event that the dozens of Points of Distribution sites across Vermont are activated.

Training does not need to be completed immediately, but some events may require specific training before participation. Your unit may also offer training in additional topics.

 

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Stop the Bleed Training – Upper Valley MRC 6:00 pm
Stop the Bleed Training – Upper Valley MRC @ Vermont Technical College
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stop the Bleed Training - Upper Valley MRC @ Vermont Technical College | Waterford | Vermont | United States
Join the Upper Valley MRC in helping to provide for Stop the bleed Training and free blood pressure checks to the public.
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POD Training – Northeast Kingdom MRC 5:00 pm
POD Training – Northeast Kingdom MRC @ VDH St. J Local Office of Health
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
POD Training - Northeast Kingdom MRC @ VDH St. J Local Office of Health | Saint Johnsbury | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Training. PODs are a mechanism for distributing medicine to those at risk during a public health emergency. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will be activated in[...]
Warm Weather Preparedness – Chittenden MRC 6:00 pm
Warm Weather Preparedness – Chittenden MRC @ Charlotte Public Library
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Warm Weather Preparedness - Chittenden MRC @ Charlotte Public Library
Chittenden MRC will be providing Warm Weather Preparedness information for general public covering sun, tick, and mosquito safety.  Please join us at the event!
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Stop the Bleed Training – NEK MRC 11:30 am
Stop the Bleed Training – NEK MRC @ Department of Health
Apr 3 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Stop the Bleed Training - NEK MRC @ Department of Health | Waterford | Vermont | United States
Join the NEK MRC in helping to provide for Stop the bleed Training and free blood pressure checks to the public in conjunction with Public Health Week. RSVP for Details. 
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Monthly Meeting – NEK MRC 5:30 pm
Monthly Meeting – NEK MRC @ VDH St. Johnsbury Office of Local Health
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly Meeting - NEK MRC @ VDH St. Johnsbury Office of Local Health
Come meet the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) Medical Reserve Corps! Mingle with the volunteers and learn about all the opportunities the Unit has to offer!!!
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NH Integrated Emergency Volunteer Training 8:00 am
NH Integrated Emergency Volunteer Training @ Bow High School
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Volunteers will Participate in a POD functional exercise, attend breakout sessions, and more!  Questions Contact us at NHIEVTC@JSI.com or 603573-3308
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POD Throughput Exercise – Rutland Addison MRC 8:00 am
POD Throughput Exercise – Rutland Addison MRC @ Middlebury College Peterson Athletics Complex, Main Entrance
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
POD Throughput Exercise - Rutland Addison MRC @ Middlebury College Peterson Athletics Complex, Main Entrance | Brattleboro | Vermont | United States
Join the Rutland /Addison MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Throughput Exercises. PODs are a mechanism for distributing medicine to those at risk during a public health emergency. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will be activated[...]
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Porter Hospital MRC Exercise – Rutland / Addison MRC 7:00 am
Porter Hospital MRC Exercise – Rutland / Addison MRC @ Porter Hospital
Apr 11 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Porter Hospital MRC Exercise - Rutland / Addison MRC @ Porter Hospital
Mass casualty Incident exercise coordinated by Porter medical center. Asking that the Rutland / Addison MRCvolunteers to be mock victims. This exercise will be a good opportunity to build a strong relationship with the Middlebury[...]
Worker Safety Training in Emerging Infectious Diseases 1:00 pm
Worker Safety Training in Emerging Infectious Diseases @ Bennington Rescue
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Worker Safety Training in Emerging Infectious Diseases @ Bennington Rescue
This training offers an overall awareness of currently emerging infectious diseases with an emphasis on disease transmission and basic workplace precautions. Enables participants to recognize disease hazards & utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent[...]
POD Training and Members Meeting – NW VT MRC 6:00 pm
POD Training and Members Meeting – NW VT MRC @ VDH St. Albans Office of Local Health
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
POD Training and Members Meeting - NW VT MRC @ VDH St. Albans Office of Local Health | Brattleboro | Vermont | United States
Join the Northwest VT MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Training and Members Meeting.   Training is in participation of POD Throughput Exercise for health district on April 23rd. PODs are a mechanism for distributing medicine[...]
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POD Throughput Exercise – Lamoille Valley MRC 8:00 am
POD Throughput Exercise – Lamoille Valley MRC @ Lamoille Union High School
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
POD Throughput Exercise - Lamoille Valley MRC @ Lamoille Union High School | Brattleboro | Vermont | United States
Join the Lamoille Valley MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Throughput Exercises. PODs are a mechanism for distributing medicine to those at risk during a public health emergency. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will be activated[...]
Stop the Bleed – UVM / Chittenden MRC 12:00 pm
Stop the Bleed – UVM / Chittenden MRC @ UVM Medical Center, Davis Auditorium, Burlington
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Stop the Bleed - UVM / Chittenden MRC @ UVM Medical Center, Davis Auditorium, Burlington
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. The[...]
POD Throughput Exercise – Upper Valley MRC 6:00 pm
POD Throughput Exercise – Upper Valley MRC @ Ludlow Elementary School
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
POD Throughput Exercise - Upper Valley MRC @ Ludlow Elementary School | Brattleboro | Vermont | United States
Join the Upper Valley MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Throughput Exercises. PODs are a mechanism for distributing medicine to those at risk during a public health emergency. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will be activated[...]
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Stop the Bleed – UVM / Chittenden MRC 6:00 pm
Stop the Bleed – UVM / Chittenden MRC @ UVM Medical Center, Davis Auditorium, Burlington
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Stop the Bleed - UVM / Chittenden MRC @ UVM Medical Center, Davis Auditorium, Burlington
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. The[...]
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Therapy Dogs of Vermont Mock Crisis Training 9:00 am
Therapy Dogs of Vermont Mock Crisis Training @ Berlin Armory Heliport 
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Therapy Dogs of Vermont Mock Crisis Training @ Berlin Armory Heliport 
Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) are requesting MRC’s help for volunteer actors for their 1st certification test for the Dogs Crisis Response program.  TDV is conducting a test which is a mock crisis event on Saturday, April 20th[...]
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POD Throughput Exercise – NEK MRC 8:30 am
POD Throughput Exercise – NEK MRC @ Canaan School
Apr 22 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
POD Throughput Exercise - NEK MRC @ Canaan School | Brattleboro | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Throughput Exercises. PODs are a mechanism for distributing medicine to those at risk during a public health emergency. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will be[...]
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POD Throughput Exercise – NW VT MRC 8:00 am
POD Throughput Exercise – NW VT MRC @ Enosburg HS
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
POD Throughput Exercise - NW VT MRC @ Enosburg HS | Brattleboro | Vermont | United States
Join the Northwest VT MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Throughput Exercises. PODs are a mechanism for distributing medicine to those at risk during a public health emergency. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will be activated[...]
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Central VT MRC Monthly Meeting – POD Training 6:00 pm
Central VT MRC Monthly Meeting – POD Training @ Barre City Police Station
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Central VT MRC Monthly Meeting - POD Training @ Barre City Police Station | Barre | Vermont | United States
Come meet the Central VT Medical Reserve Corps! Mingle with the volunteers and learn about all the opportunities the Unit has to offer!!! Meeting will include POD (Point of Distribution) Training.  PODs are a mechanism[...]
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St. Albans’ Vermont Maple Fest First Aid Station – Northwest VT MRC 10:00 am
St. Albans’ Vermont Maple Fest First Aid Station – Northwest VT MRC @ Taylor Park
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
St. Albans' Vermont Maple Fest First Aid Station - Northwest VT MRC @ Taylor Park | Saint Albans City | Vermont | United States
The Northwest Vermont MRC will be providing a Stop the Bleed station and recruitment booth at the Vermont Maple Festival in Downtown St. Albans. Come help us support this fun and tasty event!!! Event Info[...]
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St. Albans’ Vermont Maple Fest First Aid Station – Northwest VT MRC 9:00 am
St. Albans’ Vermont Maple Fest First Aid Station – Northwest VT MRC @ Taylor Park
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
St. Albans' Vermont Maple Fest First Aid Station - Northwest VT MRC @ Taylor Park | Saint Albans City | Vermont | United States
The Northwest Vermont MRC will be providing a First Aid Station and recruitment booth at the Vermont Maple Festival in Downtown St. Albans. Come help us support this fun and tasty event!!! Event Info Here: https://www.vermontmaplefestival.com/ 
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