Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) 101 Training: Now Taking Registrations
Come be a part of the response! The Franklin County Citizens Corps will hold an basic introduction to the Medical Reserve Corps for medical and non-medical personnel who want to volunteer in times of disaster.
Medical Reserve Corps volunteers assist in medical emergencies such as disasters, catastrophic incidents, mass vaccinations and prophylaxis for potential epidemics. Roles are assigned depending on the license and qualifications of the volunteer. But even those without licenses can help in numerous ways. There are a set of required trainings and then an expectation that the volunteer will keep up with necessary trainings as time goes by. The MRC holds occasional drills, an annual meeting, and short monthly meetings which are generally optional, but each volunteer must attend at least one a year.
- Complete the MRC 101 Training course and course evaluation.
- Complete a Application packet including policy and procedure agreements
- Credential and pass a criminal and sex offender record check
- Complete a Personal and Family Preparedness Plan
- Complete the Incident Command System (ICS) 100 and National Incident Management System (NIMS) 700 courses within one year of joining the MRC
- Complete CPR/First Aid training (if not already certified) within one year of joining the MRC
- Complete the Disaster Psychology class within one year of joining
- Attend one MRC unit activity per year – training, meeting, or drill.
- The MRC Training itself involves the following:
- Health, Safety and Personal Preparedness
- Vulnerable and Special Needs Populations
- Psychological First Aid
- NIMS and ICS Overview
- Points of Distribution (POD)
- Roles and Responsibilities of the MRC Volunteer