MRC Newsletter

MONTGOMERY COUNTY MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS

Volunteers Building Strong, Healthy, and Prepared Communities

   December

2019  

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Thank you all for your hard work, dedication, and willingness to volunteer this year for the Medical Reserve Corps! Planning for next year’s events is currently underway, and we are looking forward to the impact next year’s MRC will have on Montgomery County.


WHAT IS YOUR VOLUNTEER STATUS?
MRC volunteer status letters will be sent out this month detailing your status as a volunteer. These letters will be used to update the MRC roster, as well as TDVR.

 

 

INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM VOLUNTEER CHALLENGE
Haven’t done your ICS trainings, yet? That’s okay! For each ICS training you complete, your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize that will be held in February. This will count for ICS-100, 700, 200, and 800 trainings, which are all available online and free to take. If you have already completed these trainings, then your name will automatically be entered. You have until February 2nd to send me your ICS certifications to be entered into the drawing. The links to take each online training are below.
https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.c
https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.b https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-200.c
https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-800.c

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
We are currently planning a Mental Health First Aid training for next year. The goal of the training is to teach people methods and ways of assisting youth who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health problem or who are already in a mental health crisis. The training is 8 hours long and can be broken up into 2 days. If you are interested in the training, please take the survey below.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CFT2FQM

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
December 10 – Volunteering at the Food Bank
December 17 – Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar
December 18 – New Member Orientation
January 15 – Stop the Bleed Training
January 21 – Epidemiology Seminar
January 25 – New Member Orientation
January 30 – Quarterly Blood Drive
February 3 – Quarterly Meeting


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