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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Heartsaver CPR & First Aid – SE MRC 9:00 am
Heartsaver CPR & First Aid – SE MRC @ Rescue Inc.
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Heartsaver CPR & First Aid - SE MRC @ Rescue Inc.
Join the Southeastern Vermont MRC in getting certified in Heart-saver First Aid and CPR with AED. Please RSVP with Amy.VisserLynch@mahhc.org.
Hyde Park Green Up Day – Lamoille Valley MRC 9:00 am
Hyde Park Green Up Day – Lamoille Valley MRC @ Hyde Park
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hyde Park Green Up Day - Lamoille Valley MRC @ Hyde Park
Join the Lamoille Valley MRC at the Hyde Park Green Up Day Event.  Volunteer Station & Family Event topromote Lamoille Valley Rail Trail and Connect Hyde Park. MRC will be doing Warm Weather Preparedness, Tick[...]
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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
May 6 @ 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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CPR Training/Monthly Meeting – NWVT MRC 5:00 pm
CPR Training/Monthly Meeting – NWVT MRC @ St. Albans Office of Local Health
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CPR Training/Monthly Meeting - NWVT MRC @ St. Albans Office of Local Health
Join the NW VT MRC at their monthly meeting and mingle with the members.  This meeting will focus on CPR training.
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New American Safety Day – Chittenden County MRC 8:30 am
New American Safety Day – Chittenden County MRC @ Winnoski School District
May 11 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
New American Safety Day - Chittenden County MRC @ Winnoski School District | Burlington | Vermont | United States
Chittenden County MRC is hosting a table for this second annual event in support of raising awareness of emergency preparedness for New Americans.  Talk with people about preparing for severe weather in VT and how[...]
Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail First Aid Station 9:00 am
Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail First Aid Station
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail First Aid Station
Help volunteer with NW VT MRC unit for the first aid station for Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail event.
Safety Fair – NEK MRC 10:00 am
Safety Fair – NEK MRC @ Lyndon Town School
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come join the Northeast Kingdom Medical Reserve Corps (NEK MRC) with providing a Stop the Bleed and and Warm Weather Preparedness (tick, sun safety, & water safety) Station at this Safety Fair.    
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Stop the Bleed – UVM / Chittenden MRC 12:00 pm
Stop the Bleed – UVM / Chittenden MRC @ UVM Medical Center, Davis Auditorium, Burlington
May 13 @ 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[...]
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May Meeting – Rutland/Addison MRC 5:00 pm
May Meeting – Rutland/Addison MRC @ Brandon Rescue
May 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May Meeting - Rutland/Addison MRC @ Brandon Rescue
Join the Rutland/Addison MRC at their May meeting.  Meeting is to discuss upcoming events, review the POD exercise, and introductions for the new Rutland EP specialist.
RACES Radio Presentation 5:30 pm
RACES Radio Presentation @ Belvider Elementary School
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
VEM Training on use and set up of RACES Radios in emergency situation Training is for the LEPC #11, MRC Volunteers are invited.
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CPR and Stop the Bleed 6:00 pm
CPR and Stop the Bleed @ Federated Church of East Arlington
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CPR and Stop the Bleed @ Federated Church of East Arlington
Join the MRC in receiving Stop the Bleed and CPR training. Please RSVP with  Diana.Myrvang@vermont.gov.
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Warm Weather Preparedness – Chittenden MRC 4:30 pm
Warm Weather Preparedness – Chittenden MRC @ O'Brien Center
May 16 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Warm Weather Preparedness - Chittenden MRC @ O'Brien Center
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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Back Country Rescue Training – MRC of SW VT 8:30 am
Back Country Rescue Training – MRC of SW VT @ Park House Dana Thompson Memorial Park
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Back Country Rescue Training - MRC of SW VT @ Park House Dana Thompson Memorial Park
MRC of Southwestern has been invited to attended a Backcountry Rescue Training (classroom based). Course includes land navigation, hiking equipment needed, and GPS coordinates & map reading. Please RSVP with Diana.Myrvang@vermont.gov.
CPR, AED and First Aid Training- Central VT MRC 5:00 pm
CPR, AED and First Aid Training- Central VT MRC @ Central Vermont Medical Center Conference Room 1
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CPR, AED and First Aid Training- Central VT MRC @ Central Vermont Medical Center Conference Room 1
Join the MRC and get certified in American Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid training. Includes include CPR for infants, children and adults.  Training FREE to our MRC Unit members.  
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Secrets of Survivors – Chittenden County MRC 9:30 am
Secrets of Survivors – Chittenden County MRC @ Pines Retirement Community
May 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Secrets of Survivors - Chittenden County MRC @ Pines Retirement Community | Saint Albans City | Vermont | United States
Join the Chittenden County MRC and help provide the Secrets of Survivors class to share personal preparedness education with a retirement community in Chittenden County.
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Stop the Bleed – Lamoille Valley MRC 1:00 pm
Stop the Bleed – Lamoille Valley MRC @ Morristown EMS Training Center
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Stop the Bleed - Lamoille Valley MRC @ Morristown EMS Training Center
Stop the Bleed Training will be provided. Co-Sponsored Event between Lamoille Valley MRC, Copley Hospital, and Morristown EMS. There will be two training session 1pm to 2pm and 6pm to 7pm.  Please join the MRC[...]
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