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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Tick Information Table at Garlic Fest – MRC of SW 9:00 am
Tick Information Table at Garlic Fest – MRC of SW @ Camelot Village
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm
Tick Information Table at Garlic Fest - MRC of SW @ Camelot Village
Come join the MRC of Southwestern Vermont at the Bennington Garlic Festival.  Help volunteers pass out Tick and Preparedness Materials.
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Blood Pressure Check Station – SE MRC 11:00 am
Blood Pressure Check Station – SE MRC @ Brattleboro Senior Center
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Blood Pressure Check Station - SE MRC @ Brattleboro Senior Center
Join the Southeastern VT MRC in partnering up with Rescue Inc. to provide a blood pressure check station event at the Brattleboro Senior Center.  Help pass out information or be a pressure checker.
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Homeless Kit Preparation – NW MRC 5:00 pm
Homeless Kit Preparation – NW MRC @ St. Albans District Office
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us and help. In preparation for a whole community preparedness event on October 16th, MRC members will organize, plan, and assemble kits for the homeless in our community.
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Stop the Bleed – Lamoille Valley MRC 7:00 pm
Stop the Bleed – Lamoille Valley MRC @ Morristown EMS Training Center
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stop the Bleed - Lamoille Valley MRC @ Morristown EMS Training Center
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. Stop[...]
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Hepatitis A Presentation/MRC Meeting – NEK MRC 5:30 pm
Hepatitis A Presentation/MRC Meeting – NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Office of Local Health
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Hepatitis A Presentation/MRC Meeting - NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Office of Local Health
Join the Northeast Kingdom MRC at their monthly meeting for a presentation on Hepatitis A.  Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver. Since 2016, more than 20 states, including New Hampshire and[...]
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Portable Hospital Setup and Demobilization Training 8:30 am
Portable Hospital Setup and Demobilization Training @ Middlebury College Kenyon Area
Sep 13 @ 8:30 am – Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm
Portable Hospital Setup and Demobilization Training @ Middlebury College Kenyon Area | Brattleboro | Vermont | United States
Join the MRC in practicing to setup and demobilize the 20-bed portable hospital, which could be requested in an emergency for deployment. The Portable Hospital is being set-up for a Training Exercise by Porter Hospital[...]
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Stop the Bleed – Rutland / Addison MRC 12:00 pm
Stop the Bleed – Rutland / Addison MRC @ Rutland Regional Medical Center
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Stop the Bleed - Rutland / Addison MRC @ Rutland Regional Medical Center
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. This[...]
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POD Overview Training- NEK VT MRC 1:00 pm
POD Overview Training- NEK VT MRC @ St. Johnsbury Office of Local Health
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
POD Overview Training- NEK VT MRC @ St. Johnsbury Office of Local Health | Brattleboro | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Overview Training.  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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Homeless Kit Preparation – NW MRC 5:00 pm
Homeless Kit Preparation – NW MRC @ St. Albans District Office
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us and help. In preparation for a whole community preparedness event on October 16th, MRC members will organize, plan, and assemble kits for the homeless in our community.
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SurviVermont “Stop the Bleed” Presentation Northwest VT MRC 5:00 pm
SurviVermont “Stop the Bleed” Presentation Northwest VT MRC @ St Albans Museum
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SurviVermont “Stop the Bleed” Presentation Northwest VT MRC @ St Albans Museum | Saint Albans City | Vermont | United States
SurviVermont educational project is a 3-part program design to educate general public and create leaders who are able to respond to mass casualty incidents (MCI) with the skills needed to make a positive impact on the[...]
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