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:

  • MRC Orientation-Watch our orientation video series or attend in person with your unit to learn more about our program, and how to engage with your unit.
  • 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)-The Incident Command System is a framework for how responders interact within their agency’s response structure, as well as how to effectively communicate and coordinate with other agencies helping during a response.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens-Learn the health and safety considerations for responders working in amedical or health environment.
  • HIPAA-The Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act governs how sensitive health care information is handled, and is an essential for working with patients in any capacity.

These basic trainings are expected within the first year. Your unit will also offer training in additional topics that are interesting and engaging. Examples of recent trainings include:

  • De-escalation
  • Working with Individuals with Cognitive and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Stop the Bleed
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Communicating with Alternate Language Populations
  • Disaster Communications
  • Field Triage
  • And more!