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MRC Training

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Medical Reserve Corps.

Every MRC member, regardless of occupation, professional affiliation, or volunteer capacity is required to undergo training before they can participate in any MRC activities. These trainings include:
  • Incident Command Systems 100

  • Incident Command Systems 700

  • MRC Core Competencies

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

  • Computer Security

Once the volunteer completes the required minimal training, they are offered a continuous selection of training opportunities including but not limited to:
  • AHA Basic Life Support Health Care Provider CPR

  • First Aid

  • Active Shooter Training

  • C.B.R.N.E. Response

  • Natural Disaster Response

  • Access to more than 500 various courses thru S.E.R.T. (State Emergency Response Team)

  • Access to any course taught at the Health Department (Including approximately 200 ICS courses)

  • Active Shooter Response

  • Points of Distribution

  • Disaster Behavior Health

  • Radiological Disaster Response

  • Packaging and Shipping of Infectious Disease Samples

  • Chemical Terrorism Preparedness

Members also attend monthly meetings or exercises. Monthly meetings may be specific training for individual events, or they may be a guest speaker coming to address a relevant topic. MRC members also take part in local, state, and federal drills/training activities.

Is Continuing Education Credit offered for Medical Professionals?

Continuing Education Credit is offered for some programs and some disciplines and varies from sponsor to sponsor. Topics required for RN licensure are provided at the Health Department and the continuing education credit sponsored by University of South Florida Area Health Education Center. The MRC Core Competencies Matrix CD provides 3.5 continuing education credits from NOVA University for 40 different medical disciplines. Centers for Disease Control and University of Miami disaster response programs usually also offer credit.

MRC volunteers at a shelter training "The Medical Reserve Corps is one way that health professionals can volunteer during large scale emergencies, such as an influenza epidemic, a chemical spill, or an act of terrorism."

Dr. Thomas E. Price, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services