Training Information for Volunteers
For an effective volunteer cadre, to ensure the volunteers achieve their goals for joining, and to achieve the mission and intent of the Medical Reserve Corps there are training requirements.
These requirements are outlined during orientation and in the volunteer handbook each team member will receive upon completion of the application process. The MRC accepts proof of completing a similar course through an external agency as meeting these requirements. Please forward all documentation relating to previous course completion to the MRC office.
- IS-700 Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
- IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
- HIPAA Compliance
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Psychological First Aid
- IS-800 The National Response Plan
- IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
- IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)
The CERT class is typically offered in a classroom setting with extensive hands on practice. The online course provides an overview of CERT that if the team member completes all the recommended tasks outlined in the training then the goal of CERT training will have been met.
CERT classes will be offered through the MRC, Whatcom Division of Emergency Management, or the City of Bellingham Office of Emergency Management on a regular ongoing basis and all MRC Team members are encouraged to attend one.
The American Medical Association (AMA) and the National Disaster Life Support Foundation Inc. announce the release of the Electronic Core Disaster Life Support (eCDLS) course for continuing medical education (CME) credit. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), eCDLS is an awareness-level, all-hazards course for potential health system responders. The four-hour course comprises nine learning modules, an pre- and post-tests.
Visit http://www.ncbrt.lsu.edu/elearn to access the course at no charge.
Please contact eCDLSpilot@ama-assn.org for more information. If you have trouble accessing the course, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
eCDLS is a nationally recognized, all-hazards course designed to increase emergency responder awareness of basic skills, competencies, knowledge and resources that are critical for a coordinated and effective local emergency response effort. through the DISASTER Paradigm, the course prepares first responders from all disciplines to play an effective role in disaster response. eCDLS is a DHS Awareness Level-approved course.
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Medical Association designates the education activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.