Active members of a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit should, at a minimum, to be able to:
Describe the procedure and steps necessary for them to protect the health, safety and overall wellbeing of their families, the team, the community and themselves.
Document that they have a personal and family preparedness plan in place.
Describe the chain of command, integration of the MRC and its application to a given incident.
Describe the role of the local MRC unit in public health and/or emergency response, and its application to a given incident.
Describe the MRC member's communication role(s) and processes with response partners, media, the public and others.
Describe the impact of an event on the mental health of victims, responders and others, including themselves.
Demonstrate their ability to follow procedures for assignment, activation, reporting and deactivation.
Identify limits to their skills, knowledge and abilities as they pertain to MRC role(s).
UMass Amherst MRC volunteers must complete both the Incident Command System (IS-100.HC) and National Incident Management System (IS-700.a) trainings. Both are available online through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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IS-100.HC – Introduction to ICS for Healthcare/Hospitals
IS-700.a – NIMS: An Introduction
Policies and Procedures
The Hampshire Regional MRC's Policy and Procedure Manual is filled with valuable information for members. Download a copy...