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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Bay Day First Aid Station – Northwest VT MRC 8:00 am
Bay Day First Aid Station – Northwest VT MRC @ Bay Park
Jul 1 @ 8:00 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[...]
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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
Jul 6 @ 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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Prouty First Aid Station – Upper Valley MRC
Prouty First Aid Station – Upper Valley MRC @ Prouty
Jul 8 all-day
Prouty First Aid Station - Upper Valley MRC @ Prouty | Haverhill | New Hampshire | United States
Upper Valley MRC will be running staffing a first aid station in Woodsville NH for the Prouty Event.   We need the station stood up by 8:00am and active until noon-ish. Join us in this fun event![...]
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Monthly Meeting for NEK MRC 5:30 pm
Monthly Meeting for NEK MRC @ Vermont Department of Health St. Johnsbury Office
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly Meeting for NEK MRC @ Vermont Department of Health St. Johnsbury Office | Saint Johnsbury | Vermont | United States
Come join us for our regularly scheduled monthly meeting and get to know the volunteers.  We’ll be talk about all upcoming summer events and potential training opportunities.
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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
Jul 13 @ 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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Vermont 100 (First Aid Station) – Upper Valley
Vermont 100 (First Aid Station) – Upper Valley @ Vermont 100
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day
Vermont 100 (First Aid Station) - Upper Valley @ Vermont 100 | Vermont | United States
Join the Upper Valley MRC in staffing a first aid station at the Vermont 100!  Event is all day and into the night. Welcome any amount of time you can give volunteering. Join us! The Vermont 100 Endurance Race is one[...]
37th Annual Stars and Stripes Festival and Parade – NEK MRC 8:00 am
37th Annual Stars and Stripes Festival and Parade – NEK MRC @ 37th Annual Stars and Stripes Festival and Parade
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
37th Annual Stars and Stripes Festival and Parade - NEK MRC @ 37th Annual Stars and Stripes Festival and Parade | Lyndon | Vermont | United States
The Stars and Stripes Festival and Parade is a parade and craft fair held annually in Lyndonville, VT.  Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC plans to distribute warm weather kits/information, do free blood pressure checks/basic first aid,[...]
2017 Team Building Potluck – Northwest VT MRC 1:00 pm
2017 Team Building Potluck – Northwest VT MRC
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2017 Team Building Potluck - Northwest VT MRC @ Saint Albans Town | Vermont | United States
Come Join US! There is going to be team building activities and a pot luck. This is our annual outing together. Great chance to learn more about the MRC and the work we do in 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
Jul 20 @ 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[...]
Cabot Public Library Warm Weather Safety – Central VT MRC 6:30 pm
Cabot Public Library Warm Weather Safety – Central VT MRC @ Cabot Public Library
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cabot Public Library Warm Weather Safety - Central VT MRC @ Cabot Public Library | Cabot | Vermont | United States
Join the Central Vermont Medical Reserve Corps in presenting warm weather pests and safety at the Cabot Public Library in Cabot. Medical Reserve Corps team will talk about how to stay safe and distribute a[...]
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Townshend Farmers Market – Southeastern Medical Reserve Corp 4:00 pm
Townshend Farmers Market – Southeastern Medical Reserve Corp @ Townshend Farmers Market
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Townshend Farmers Market - Southeastern Medical Reserve Corp @ Townshend Farmers Market | Townshend | Vermont | United States
Join the Southeastern Medical Reserve Corp at the Townshend Farmers Market. MRC volunteers will be passing out warm weather preparedness kits containing sunscreen, insect repellent, materials for removing ticks, and etc. Don’t miss it!
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Central VT MRC Monthly Meeting 6:00 pm
Central VT MRC Monthly Meeting @ Barre City Police Station
Jul 26 @ 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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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
Jul 27 @ 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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