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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UVM Recruiting Table Career Fair – Chittenden County 12:00 pm
UVM Recruiting Table Career Fair – Chittenden County @ Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
UVM Recruiting Table Career Fair - Chittenden County @ Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington | Burlington | Vermont | United States
Come see us at the UVM Career Fair. Recruiting for volunteers! Stop by the table and learn about the MRC Volunteer program.
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UVM Recruiting Table Career Fair – Chittenden County 9:00 am
UVM Recruiting Table Career Fair – Chittenden County @ Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
UVM Recruiting Table Career Fair - Chittenden County @ Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington | Burlington | Vermont | United States
Come see us at the UVM Career Fair. Recruiting for volunteers! Stop by the table and learn about the MRC Volunteer program.
Banner Design – Northwest MRC 10:00 am
Banner Design – Northwest MRC @ St. Albans District Office
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Northwest MRC is designing a banner for recruiting more volunteers.
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Regular Meeting – Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC 5:30 pm
Regular Meeting – Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC @ St. Johnsbury Office of Local Health
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Regular Meeting - Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC @ St. Johnsbury Office of Local Health | Burlington | Massachusetts | United States
Come meet the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC. Mingle with the volunteers and learn about all the opportunities the Unit has to offer. Agenda: Welcome and Introductions American Red Cross Presentation Call Down Drill Discussion 2017[...]
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Community First Aid/CPR Training – Northwest MRC 12:30 pm
Community First Aid/CPR Training – Northwest MRC @ Resource Center
Mar 9 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Community First Aid/CPR Training - Northwest MRC @ Resource Center | Saint Albans City | Vermont | United States
Northwest MRC Unit Coordinator is instructing community first aid and CPR lesson!
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First Aid and CPR/AED to Girl Scouts – Northwest MRC 1:00 pm
First Aid and CPR/AED to Girl Scouts – Northwest MRC @ St. Albans District Office
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
First Aid and CPR/AED to Girl Scouts - Northwest MRC @ St. Albans District Office
Teaching First Aid and CPR/AED to local Girl Scout Leaders.
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POD Training – Northwest MRC 6:00 pm
POD Training – Northwest MRC @ St. Albans District Office
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
POD Training - Northwest MRC @ St. Albans District Office | Saint Albans City | Vermont | United States
Come join the Northwest MRC for POD (Points of Distribution) training and their monthly meeting. 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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Home Expo MRC Display – Upper Valley
Home Expo MRC Display – Upper Valley @ Leverone Field House, Route 120
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all-day
Home Expo MRC Display - Upper Valley @ Leverone Field House, Route 120  | Lebanon | New Hampshire | United States
Upper Valley MRC will be staffing a public education and recruitment booth at the Upper Valley Home Expo on March 18-20. Proving folks with information for family emergency planning and emergency supply kit information. Help[...]
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Monthly Meeting – Central VT Medical Reserve Corps 6:00 pm
Monthly Meeting – Central VT Medical Reserve Corps
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly Meeting - Central VT Medical Reserve Corps
Come meet the Central VT Medical Reserve Corps! Mingle with the volunteers and learn about all the opportunities the Unit has to offer!!!
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Nursing/Medical Skills and Protocol Training 1:00 pm
Nursing/Medical Skills and Protocol Training @ VDH Springfield Office
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nursing/Medical Skills and Protocol Training @ VDH Springfield Office  | Springfield | Vermont | United States
MRC members with a nursing and other medical licenses, you are invited to a Vermont Department of Health (VDH) Protocols Skills training. This is an opportunity to review side-by-side with state nurses, VDH’s procedures and[...]
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