MRC Training Information
BCMRC Training Information Training Requirements
Welcome to the Burlington County Medical Reserve Corps training page. Well trained volunteers improve their community’s health and save lives. All MRC volunteer training is free and available in-classroom, online, and web conference delivery methods. Some trainings provided continuing education credits. Training topics include emergency management systems, mental health preparedness, bioterrorism response, disease investigation, first aid and CPR. There are advanced training requirements to serve as mass fatality response, epidemiology investigation, community health worker and vaccination team members. Statewide MRC trainings are offered throughout the year, featuring recognized subject matter experts on a variety of topics pertinent to the MRC.
Your gateway to MRC volunteer training is NJMLN. It allows you to:
- Search for on-site or distance learning training opportunities
- Register online for training, conferences, meetings, etc...
- Keep a record of the training you have taken
- Earn CEUs
All Burlington County Medical Reserve Corp volunteers are required to complete these 9 core courses within the first year of joining. BCMRC Core Courses are:
- Orientation to Public Health
- Incident Command System (ICS) 100
- National Incident Management System (NIMS) 700
- Psychological First Aid
Available in person:
- MRC Orientation
- Family Preparedness
- Personal Protective Equipment/General Precautions
- CBRNE Awareness
- POD Management
Members that have attended training not sponsored by the BCMRC but are similar to the core courses may submit certificate of attendance/completion and receive credit for that course.
Members are encouraged to attend training that are relevant to their interests and needs. Just be sure to send documentation to the Burlington County Health Department.
Below are some useful training sites to review:
NY NJ Public Health Training Center
MRCKC Training: Videos for Volunteers in Disaster Shelters
Registration for most BCMRC courses will be done through the New Jersey Learning Management Network, http://njlmn.rutgers.edu. This system posts a variety of public health trainings across the state and will now post BCMRC training courses. Including CEUs.
Monthly MRC Modules
Most months, the BCMRC offers free training courses to its members. Members are notified via email on upcoming trainings, events, and meetings.