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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First Aid Station Youth Ice Fishing Derby Dewy’s Pond Event – Upper Valley MRC 7:00 am
First Aid Station Youth Ice Fishing Derby Dewy’s Pond Event – Upper Valley MRC @ Derby Dewy’s Pond
Feb 2 @ 7:00 am – 12:30 pm
First Aid Station Youth Ice Fishing Derby Dewy’s Pond Event - Upper Valley MRC @ Derby Dewy’s Pond
Please join the Upper Valley MRC in staffing a First Aid Station at the 18th Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby Dewy’s Pond Event.
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Cancelled Due to Weather: Personality Type Responses During Emergency Situations / Monthly Meeting – NW VT MRC 5:00 pm
Cancelled Due to Weather: Personality Type Responses During Emergency Situations / Monthly Meeting – NW VT MRC @ St. Albans District Office
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cancelled Due to Weather: Personality Type Responses During Emergency Situations / Monthly Meeting - NW VT MRC @ St. Albans District Office
Cancelled Due to Weather: Special Training: Personality Type Responses During Emergency Situations.  Join the Northwest Vermont MRC for their month meeting and this engaging and informative training.  
Cancelled Due to Storm: Upper Valley MRC Meeting (Focus Personnel Emergency Preparedness) 6:00 pm
Cancelled Due to Storm: Upper Valley MRC Meeting (Focus Personnel Emergency Preparedness) @ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Auditorium B
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cancelled Due to Storm: Upper Valley MRC Meeting (Focus Personnel Emergency Preparedness) @ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Auditorium B
Cancelled Due to Predicted Upcoming Storm Please join the Upper Valley MRC at there general meeting and for the potluck gathering.   Meeting AGENDA: Guest Speaker:           Rich Cogliano, Vermont Emergency Management, Personnel Emergency Preparedness          [...]
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POD Training – NEK MRC 5:30 pm
POD Training – NEK MRC @ VDH St. J Local Office of Health
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
POD Training - NEK MRC @ VDH St. J Local Office of Health | Saint Johnsbury | Vermont | United States
Join the NEK MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Training and a presentation on Reducing Sugar Intake. PODs are a mechanism for distributing medicine to those at risk during a public health emergency. Medical Reserve[...]
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POD Training – Lamoille Valley MRC 4:00 pm
POD Training – Lamoille Valley MRC @ VDH St. J Local Office of Health
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
POD Training - Lamoille Valley MRC @ VDH St. J Local Office of Health | Saint Johnsbury | Vermont | United States
Join the Lamoille Valley MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Training. PODs are a mechanism for distributing medicine to those at risk during a public health emergency. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will be activated in[...]
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POD Throughput Exercise- NEK VT MRC 8:30 am
POD Throughput Exercise- NEK VT MRC @ Barnet School
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
POD Throughput Exercise- NEK VT MRC @ Barnet School | Brattleboro | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom VT MRC for POD (Point of Distribution) Throughput Exercises. PODs are a mechanism for distributing medicine to those at risk during a public health emergency. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will be[...]
Central VT MRC Monthly Meeting 6:00 pm
Central VT MRC Monthly Meeting @ Barre City Police Station
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Central VT MRC Monthly Meeting @ Barre City Police Station | Barre | Vermont | United States
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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