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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St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market – NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market | Saint Johnsbury | Vermont | United States
Once a month, Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC plans to offer Stop the Bleed Training, Narcan Training, general preparedness materials, and MRC recruiting at the Farmer’s Markets throughout the season.  The date each month will depend[...]
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Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC
Once a month, Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC plans to offer Stop the Bleed Training, Narcan Training, general preparedness materials, and MRC recruiting at the Farmer’s Markets throughout the season.  The date each month will depend[...]
Kids Night at the Museum First Aid Station- Northwest VT MRC 5:00 pm
Kids Night at the Museum First Aid Station- Northwest VT MRC
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Northwest Vermont MRC in supporting Kids Night at the local museum with a first aid station.
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St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market – NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market | Saint Johnsbury | Vermont | United States
Once a month, Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC plans to offer Stop the Bleed Training, Narcan Training, general preparedness materials, and MRC recruiting at the Farmer’s Markets throughout the season.  The date each month will depend[...]
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Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC
Once a month, Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC plans to offer Stop the Bleed Training, Narcan Training, general preparedness materials, and MRC recruiting at the Farmer’s Markets throughout the season.  The date each month will depend[...]
Warm Weather Preparedness For Seniors – Chittenden MRC 9:30 am
Warm Weather Preparedness For Seniors – Chittenden MRC @ Heineburg Senior Center
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Warm Weather Preparedness For Seniors - Chittenden MRC @ Heineburg Senior Center | Burlington | Vermont | United States
The Chittenden MRC will be presenting on Warm Weather Preparedness class for the Support for Seniors Home program. Covering sun, tick, and mosquito safety.
Stop the Bleed Training – NEK MRC 5:30 pm
Stop the Bleed Training – NEK MRC @ VDH St. J Local Office of Health
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Stop the Bleed Training - NEK MRC @ VDH St. J Local Office of Health | Saint Johnsbury | Vermont | United States
Join the NEK MRC for Stop the bleed Training.
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Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 3:00 pm
Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ Peacham Farmer Market
Jun 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peacham Farmers' Market - NEK MRC @ Peacham Farmer Market | Peacham | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC in providing preparedness information, Stop the Bleed Training, NARCAN / NALOXONE training and recruiting more MRC volunteers at the Peacham Farmers Market throughout the summer.
Sports First Aid Training – Northwest VT MRC 6:00 pm
Sports First Aid Training – Northwest VT MRC @ St. Albans District Office
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sports First Aid Training - Northwest VT MRC @ St. Albans District Office
Join the Northwest VT MRC at their monthly meeting. This month will have training on vital signs.
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Portable Hospital Setup Training 9:00 am
Portable Hospital Setup Training @ University of Vermont Medical Center
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Portable Hospital Setup Training @ University of Vermont Medical Center | Burlington | Vermont | United States
Join the MRC in practicing to setup the 20-bed portable hospital, which could be requested in an emergency for deployment. The training will be the set-up (3 hours am) and demobilization (2.5 hours pm) of[...]
St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market – NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market | Saint Johnsbury | Vermont | United States
Once a month, Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC plans to offer Stop the Bleed Training, Narcan Training, general preparedness materials, and MRC recruiting at the Farmer’s Markets throughout the season.  The date each month will depend[...]
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POD Training Set-up Exercise – Chittenden MRC 1:00 pm
POD Training Set-up Exercise – Chittenden MRC @ Champlain Valley High School
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
POD Training Set-up Exercise - Chittenden MRC @ Champlain Valley High School | Hinesburg | Vermont | United States
Join the Chittenden for POD (Point of Distribution) Set-Up Exercise.  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[...]
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Warm Weather Preparedness – Chittenden MRC 5:30 pm
Warm Weather Preparedness – Chittenden MRC @ Saint Michael's College
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Warm Weather Preparedness - Chittenden MRC @ Saint Michael's College | Colchester | Vermont | United States
MRC members will conduct Warm Weather Preparedness class for staff and students working at the daycare and preschool.Covering sun, tick, and mosquito safety.
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Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC
Once a month, Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC plans to offer Stop the Bleed Training, Narcan Training, general preparedness materials, and MRC recruiting at the Farmer’s Markets throughout the season.  The date each month will depend[...]
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Warm Weather Preparedness – Chittenden MRC
Warm Weather Preparedness – Chittenden MRC @ Camp Grey Lock
Jun 21 all-day
Warm Weather Preparedness - Chittenden MRC @ Camp Grey Lock | Ferrisburgh | Vermont | United States
MRC members will conduct Warm Weather Preparedness for YMCA staff at Camp Greylock. Covering sun, tick, and mosquito safety.
Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 3:00 pm
Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ Peacham Farmer Market
Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peacham Farmers' Market - NEK MRC @ Peacham Farmer Market | Peacham | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC in providing preparedness information, Stop the Bleed Training, NARCAN / NALOXONE training and recruiting more MRC volunteers at the Peacham Farmers Market throughout the summer.
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NEMBA Festival First Aid Station – NEK MRC 9:00 am
NEMBA Festival First Aid Station – NEK MRC @ Burke, VT
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm
NEMBA Festival First Aid Station - NEK MRC @ Burke, VT | Burke | Vermont | United States
Join the MRC at the NEMBA (New England Mountain Bike Association) Festival.  Volunteers will be providing a a health information table and first aid station. Event: http://www.nemba.org/
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St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market – NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market | Saint Johnsbury | Vermont | United States
Once a month, Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC plans to offer Stop the Bleed Training, Narcan Training, general preparedness materials, and MRC recruiting at the Farmer’s Markets throughout the season.  The date each month will depend[...]
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Members Meeting – Lamoille Valley MRC 4:00 pm
Members Meeting – Lamoille Valley MRC @ Morrisville VDH District Office
Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Members Meeting - Lamoille Valley MRC @ Morrisville VDH District Office | Morristown | Vermont | United States
Join the Lamoille Valley MRC at their members meeting covering summer activities and Portable Hospital Slideshow.  
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Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC
Once a month, Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC plans to offer Stop the Bleed Training, Narcan Training, general preparedness materials, and MRC recruiting at the Farmer’s Markets throughout the season.  The date each month will depend[...]
POD Training Set-up Exercise – Upper Valley MRC 9:00 am
POD Training Set-up Exercise – Upper Valley MRC @ Riverside Middle School
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
POD Training Set-up Exercise - Upper Valley MRC @ Riverside Middle School | Springfield | Vermont | United States
Join the Upper Valley MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Set-Up Exercise.  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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Warm Weather Preparedness – Chittenden MRC 9:00 am
Warm Weather Preparedness – Chittenden MRC @ Ethan Allen Homestead
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Warm Weather Preparedness - Chittenden MRC @ Ethan Allen Homestead | Burlington | Vermont | United States
MRC members will Warm Weather Preparedness class for VNA Family Room farmers at the Homestead. Covering sun, tick, and mosquito safety.
Stop the Bleed Training – Southeastern VT MRC 11:00 am
Stop the Bleed Training – Southeastern VT MRC @ Brattlebro Office of Local Health
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stop the Bleed Training - Southeastern VT MRC @ Brattlebro Office of Local Health | Brattleboro | Vermont | United States
Join the Southeastern VT MRC for Stop the Bleed Training https://www.bleedingcontrol.org/ . Learn how to quickly react to massive bleeding knowing how to apply pressure and use a tourniquet.
Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 3:00 pm
Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ Peacham Farmer Market
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peacham Farmers' Market - NEK MRC @ Peacham Farmer Market | Peacham | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC in providing preparedness information, Stop the Bleed Training, NARCAN / NALOXONE training and recruiting more MRC volunteers at the Peacham Farmers Market throughout the summer.
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WIC Safety Event – NEK MRC 8:00 am
WIC Safety Event – NEK MRC @ Powers Park
Jun 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
WIC Safety Event - NEK MRC @ Powers Park | Lyndon | Vermont | United States
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program will be having a safety day. Join the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC in providing preparedness information, Stop the Bleed Training. Please reach out to help us do these activities!!!
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Bay Day First Aid Station – Northwest VT MRC 9:00 am
Bay Day First Aid Station – Northwest VT MRC @ Bay Park
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Bay Day First Aid Station - Northwest VT MRC @ Bay Park | Saint Albans City | Vermont | United States
Join the MRC in helping out at the first aid station for St. Albans’ Bay Day – includes the race and fireworks.  Bay day activities include 38th annual Great Race, Face Painting and crafts, children games/activities, live music, and[...]
St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market – NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market | Saint Johnsbury | Vermont | United States
Once a month, Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC plans to offer Stop the Bleed Training, Narcan Training, general preparedness materials, and MRC recruiting at the Farmer’s Markets throughout the season.  The date each month will depend[...]