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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Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC
Aug 1 @ 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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Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 3:00 pm
Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ Peacham Farmer Market
Aug 2 @ 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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Sugar on Snow Festival MRC NEK 3:00 pm
Sugar on Snow Festival MRC NEK @ Canaan Green
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sugar on Snow Festival MRC NEK @ Canaan Green | Canaan | Vermont | United States
MRC table and recruitment with Stop the Bleed/Narcan Training.
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St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market
Aug 4 @ 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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Cooling Tent Addison Field Days – Rutland / Addison MRC 10:00 am
Cooling Tent Addison Field Days – Rutland / Addison MRC @ Addison County Fair
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm
Cooling Tent Addison Field Days - Rutland / Addison MRC @ Addison County Fair | Vergennes | Vermont | United States
Join the Rutland / Addison County MRC in provide a cooling and misting tent to prevent heat related injuries at Addison Field Days/Fair. MRC volunteers will staff the tent and provide education to members of the[...]
National Night Out – Northwest VT MRC 6:00 pm
National Night Out – Northwest VT MRC @ Taylor Park
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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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Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC
Aug 8 @ 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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Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 3:00 pm
Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ Peacham Farmer Market
Aug 9 @ 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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Danville Fair – NEK MRC 9:00 am
Danville Fair – NEK MRC @ Danville Green
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Danville Fair - NEK MRC @ Danville Green | Danville | Vermont | United States
The Danville Fair is an annual event with entertainment, food, games, and vendors. Northeast Kingdom (NEK) MRC plans to in providing preparedness information, Stop the Bleed Training, NARCAN / NALOXONE training and recruiting more MRC volunteers. Please join[...]
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Cooling Tent Rutland State Fair – Rutland / Addison MRC 10:00 am
Cooling Tent Rutland State Fair – Rutland / Addison MRC @ Addison County Fair
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
Cooling Tent Rutland State Fair - Rutland / Addison MRC @ Addison County Fair | Vergennes | Vermont | United States
Join the Rutland / Addison County MRC in provide a cooling and misting tent to prevent heat related injuries at Vermont State Fair (Rutland, VT). MRC volunteers will staff the tent and provide education to members[...]
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Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC
Aug 15 @ 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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Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 3:00 pm
Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ Peacham Farmer Market
Aug 16 @ 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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Peacham Acoustic Music (PAM Festival) First Aid Station and Kit Give Away – NEK MRC 9:00 am
Peacham Acoustic Music (PAM Festival) First Aid Station and Kit Give Away – NEK MRC @ Peacham Acoustic Music (PAM Festival)
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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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Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
Danville Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC
Aug 22 @ 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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Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 3:00 pm
Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ Peacham Farmer Market
Aug 23 @ 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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St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 9:00 am
St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market
Aug 25 @ 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
Aug 29 @ 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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Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC 3:00 pm
Peacham Farmers’ Market – NEK MRC @ Peacham Farmer Market
Aug 30 @ 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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