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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POD and CPR Training Meeting Northwest VT MRC 6:00 pm
POD and CPR Training Meeting Northwest VT MRC @ St. Albans District Office
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
POD and CPR Training Meeting Northwest VT MRC @ St. Albans District Office | Saint Albans City | Vermont | United States
Join the Northwest VT MRC at their monthly meeting.  This month will have training on CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and POD(Points of Distribution) are a mechanism for distributing medicine to those at risk during a public health[...]
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Personal Preparedness Training – NEK MRC 5:30 pm
Personal Preparedness Training – NEK MRC @ VDH St. J Local Office of Health
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Personal Preparedness Training - NEK MRC @ VDH St. J Local Office of Health | Saint Johnsbury | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC  for Personal Preparedness Training.  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[...]
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Vermont MRC State Training Summit – All Units! 8:30 am
Vermont MRC State Training Summit – All Units! @ Hampton Inn
Apr 14 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Vermont MRC State Training Summit - All Units! @ Hampton Inn | Colchester | Vermont | United States
3rd Vermont MRC State Training Summit, happening on Saturday April 14th, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  This is a chance for all 9 MRC units to mingle and receive a number of great trainings.  
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POD Training Set-up Exercise – Central VT MRC 8:00 am
POD Training Set-up Exercise – Central VT MRC
Apr 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
POD Training Set-up Exercise - Central VT MRC @ Marshfield | Vermont | United States
Join the Central VT  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[...]
POD Training Set-up Exercise – Lamoille Valley MRC 8:00 am
POD Training Set-up Exercise – Lamoille Valley MRC @ VDH St. J Local Office of Health
Apr 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
POD Training Set-up Exercise - 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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Stop the Bleed and Mental Health Training – Lamoille Valley MRC 4:00 pm
Stop the Bleed and Mental Health Training – Lamoille Valley MRC @ VDH Lamoille Local Office of Health
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stop the Bleed and Mental Health Training - Lamoille Valley MRC @ VDH Lamoille Local Office of Health | Morristown | Vermont | United States
Join the Lamoille Valley MRC for some Mental health and Stop the Bleed Training.  https://www.bleedingcontrol.org/
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EMS Celebration on the State House Lawn 11:00 am
EMS Celebration on the State House Lawn @ Vermont State House
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
EMS Celebration on the State House Lawn @ Vermont State House | Montpelier | Vermont | United States
Celebrate EMS on the State House lawn! Vermont Emergency Medical Services Week is an opportunity for agencies, districts and hospitals to highlight the importance of EMS in our communities and to thank EMS providers for[...]
Central VT MRC Monthly Meeting 6:00 pm
Central VT MRC Monthly Meeting @ Barre City Police Station
Apr 25 @ 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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Maple Festival St. Johnsbury – NEK MRC 10:00 am
Maple Festival St. Johnsbury – NEK MRC
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Maple Festival St. Johnsbury - NEK MRC @ Saint Johnsbury | Vermont | United States
Join the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC at the St. Johnsbury Maple Festival on Saturday April 28th! They be having a recruitment booth, Narcan and Stop the Bleed training station.
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St. Albans’ Vermont Maple Fest First Aid Station – Northwest VT MRC 9:00 am
St. Albans’ Vermont Maple Fest First Aid Station – Northwest VT MRC @ Taylor Park
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
St. Albans' Vermont Maple Fest First Aid Station - Northwest VT MRC @ Taylor Park | Saint Albans City | Vermont | United States
The Northwest Vermont MRC will be providing a first aid station and recruitment booth at the Vermont Maple Festival in Downtown St. Albans. Come help us support this fun and tasty event!!! Event Info Here.
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