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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National Night Out – Northwest VT MRC 4:00 pm
National Night Out – Northwest VT MRC @ Taylor Park
Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
National Night Out - Northwest VT MRC @ Taylor Park | Saint Albans City | Vermont | United States
Northwest MRC will be partaking in National Night Out.  Staffing a recruitment booth and passing out warm weather preparedness Go-Kits! Come join! To learn more about National Night Out: Click here.
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Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution – NEK MRC 4:00 pm
Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution – NEK MRC @ Academy Green, Peacham VT
Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution - NEK MRC @ Academy Green, Peacham VT | Peacham | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom MRC in distributing Warm Weather safety kits at the Farmers Market.  Medical Reserve Corps team will talk about how to stay safe and kits contain with sunscreen, insect repellent, and materials for removing[...]
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Cooling Tent Addison Field Days – Rutland-Addison County MRC 10:00 am
Cooling Tent Addison Field Days – Rutland-Addison County MRC
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm
Cooling Tent Addison Field Days - Rutland-Addison County MRC @ New Haven | Vermont | United States
The Rutland-Addison County MRC will be setting up our cooling/misting. Come join us for all the fun that the fair has to offer and help us promote the MRC!  COOLING Tent- To provide misting spray[...]
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Kids Night at the Museum First Station- Northwest VT MRC 5:00 pm
Kids Night at the Museum First Station- Northwest VT MRC
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Northwest Vermont MRC in supporting Kids Night at the local museum with a first aid shelter.
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Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution – NEK MRC 4:00 pm
Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution – NEK MRC @ Academy Green, Peacham VT
Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution - NEK MRC @ Academy Green, Peacham VT | Peacham | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom MRC in distributing Warm Weather safety kits at the Farmers Market.  Medical Reserve Corps team will talk about how to stay safe and kits contain with sunscreen, insect repellent, and materials for removing[...]
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87th Annual Danville Fair – NEK MRC 4:00 pm
87th Annual Danville Fair – NEK MRC @ Danville Green
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 12:17 am
87th Annual Danville Fair - NEK MRC @ Danville Green | Danville | Vermont | United States
The Danville Fair is an annual event with entertainment, food, games, and vendors. MRC plans to distribute warm weather kits, do free blood pressure checks, and basic first aid. Please reach out to help us in these[...]
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Vermont State Fair Rutland-Addison County MRC 10:00 am
Vermont State Fair Rutland-Addison County MRC
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm
Vermont State Fair Rutland-Addison County MRC @ Rutland | Vermont | United States
The Rutland-Addison County MRC will be setting up our cooling/misting tent at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland. All volunteers will be able to enter the fairgrounds for free. Come join us for all the[...]
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Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution – NEK MRC 4:00 pm
Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution – NEK MRC @ Academy Green, Peacham VT
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution - NEK MRC @ Academy Green, Peacham VT | Peacham | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom MRC in distributing Warm Weather safety kits at the Farmers Market.  Medical Reserve Corps team will talk about how to stay safe and kits contain with sunscreen, insect repellent, and materials for removing[...]
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Peacham Acoustic Music (PAM Festival) First Aid Station and Kit Give Away – NEK MRC 1:00 pm
Peacham Acoustic Music (PAM Festival) First Aid Station and Kit Give Away – NEK MRC @ Peacham Acoustic Music (PAM Festival)
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm
Peacham Acoustic Music (PAM Festival) First Aid Station and Kit Give Away - NEK MRC @ Peacham Acoustic Music (PAM Festival) | Peacham | Vermont | United States
The Peacham Acoustic Music Festival is also a blend of the old and the new – roots music from the Celtic Traditions, old time fiddle tunes, and a touch of blues and bluegrass – not[...]
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PaddlePower – Upper Valley MRC
PaddlePower – Upper Valley MRC @ PaddlePower
Aug 19 – Aug 20 all-day
PaddlePower - Upper Valley MRC @ PaddlePower | Lebanon | New Hampshire | United States
West Central Behavioral Health’s (WCBH) PaddlePower event is fast approaching.  It will take place on Saturday August 19th and Sunday 20th.  Upper Valley (UVMRC), once again, is helping to staff the rescue boats.  If you’re[...]
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Caledonia County Fair – NEK MRC 12:00 pm
Caledonia County Fair – NEK MRC @ Caledonia County Fairgrounds
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm
Caledonia County Fair – NEK MRC @ Caledonia County Fairgrounds | Lyndon | Vermont | United States
The Caledonia County Fair is an annual event with entertainment, food, games, rides and vendors. MRC plans to have a booth with the Vermont Department of Health WIC staff and we will distribute warm weather kits/information[...]
Central VT MRC Monthly Meeting 6:00 pm
Central VT MRC Monthly Meeting @ Barre City Police Station
Aug 23 @ 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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Warm Weather Preparedness for Wingspan Day Camp 9:00 am
Warm Weather Preparedness for Wingspan Day Camp @ Avant Garden Community Garden
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Warm Weather Preparedness for Wingspan Day Camp @ Avant Garden Community Garden | Burlington | Vermont | United States
The Chittenden County MRC will be presenting their warm weather preparedness presentation to  day-campers and their parents in the Old North End of Burlington.  Warm Weather Preparedness Presentation is educate the public regarding insect borne disease,[...]
Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution – NEK MRC 4:00 pm
Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution – NEK MRC @ Academy Green, Peacham VT
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution - NEK MRC @ Academy Green, Peacham VT | Peacham | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom MRC in distributing Warm Weather safety kits at the Farmers Market.  Medical Reserve Corps team will talk about how to stay safe and kits contain with sunscreen, insect repellent, and materials for removing[...]
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Moose Festival – NEK MRC 9:00 am
Moose Festival – NEK MRC @ 2017 Moose Festival
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Moose Festival - NEK MRC @ 2017 Moose Festival | Canaan | Vermont | United States
The Moose Festival is an annual event with entertainment, food, games, rides and vendors. MRC plans to have a table to distribute warm weather information, do free blood pressure checks/basic first aid, recruit for potential new[...]
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Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution – NEK MRC 4:00 pm
Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution – NEK MRC @ Academy Green, Peacham VT
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peacham Farmers Market Warm Weather Kit Distribution - NEK MRC @ Academy Green, Peacham VT | Peacham | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom MRC in distributing Warm Weather safety kits at the Farmers Market.  Medical Reserve Corps team will talk about how to stay safe and kits contain with sunscreen, insect repellent, and materials for removing[...]