The Medical Reserve Corp of Kansas City believes that the success of our response to a large-scale public health event, such as a natural disaster or a bioterrorism attach, depends on how quickly and effectively we can mobilize our trained MRC volunteers. In order to provide our partner organizations with consistent and dependably trained volunteers, our policy is that in order to be deployed at the time of an event, a volunteer must have completed the four core trainings successfully.
The four core trainings are:
- MRCKC Orientation
- IS 22- Are You Ready? Personal and Family Preparedness
- IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System
- IS-700 National Incident Management System, An Introduction
These trainings provide at an introductory level how disasters are managed, what the role of a volunteer is during a disaster, and how a volunteer can protect himself and those around him. This kind of training can be what separates the volunteers who "make a difference" from those volunteers who actually become part of the problem.
MRCKC volunteers are required to complete four core trainings (Orientation, IS 22, IS 100, and IS 700) so that they understand at an introductory level how disasters are managed, understand their role during a disaster, and understand how to protect themselves and those around them. MRCKC wants to make sure that the volunteers who are deployed as our representatives complete at minimum the four trainings. Volunteers can sign up for the trainings that they need to complete through an MRC-TRAIN account (See Your Accounts tab). Orientation is only offered in-class, usually before Full Corps meetings. The other three courses can be taken either in-class or on-line.