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.  Take FEMA Course IS-100.C.
  • 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. Take FEMA Course IS-700.B.
  • 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. Watch Overview Video.

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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Running an MRC 101: Session 4 Training 1:00 pm
Running an MRC 101: Session 4 Training @ virtual via Teams
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
For VT Unit Coordinators, part 4 in our MRC 101 training series where we learn about training requirements, how to log training, the MRC Train website and other opportunities. Email Heather for Teams training link.
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MRC of the Northeast Kingdom Monthly Meeting-St J 5:45 pm
MRC of the Northeast Kingdom Monthly Meeting-St J @ VDH St Johnsbury District Office
Sep 21 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Monthly meeting and training entitled ‘Beyond the Go Bag.’ Come join us during National Preparedness Month and learn how to think outside the proverbial ‘go bag’ and become better prepared for any eventuality.
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MRC of the Northeast Kingdom Monthly Meeting-Newport 5:45 pm
MRC of the Northeast Kingdom Monthly Meeting-Newport @ VDH Newport District Office
Sep 22 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Monthly meeting and training entitled ‘Beyond the Go Bag.’ Come join us during National Preparedness Month and learn how to think outside the proverbial ‘go bag’ and become better prepared for any eventuality.
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Running an MRC 101: Session 5 Recruitment and Retention 1:00 pm
Running an MRC 101: Session 5 Recruitment and Retention @ virtual via Teams
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
For VT Unit Coordinators, part 5 in our MRC 101 training series where we learn about how to retain the excellent volunteers you have and how to attract new volunteers to your unit. Topics include[...]
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Northeast Vermont Regional Hospital Emergency Preparedness Series 10:00 am
Northeast Vermont Regional Hospital Emergency Preparedness Series @ NVRH
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Weekly event for staff and guests at NVRH. Each week, receive information on a new and different health and safety topic. This weeks topic: Weather-Related Preparedness!
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