Volunteers

Our goal is to provide a wide variety of trainings to all of our MRC members, whether you have recently joined, or have been a member since Denton County MRC’s inception. We hope that we will expand upon your current skills, and help you develop new ones.  We aim to stay ahead of the curve of what is coming for MRC units across the country.

This training calendar is tentative; courses are subject to change if necessary.    Any changes made will be updated on the MRC web portal (mrc.dentoncounty.com).  We suggest checking the web portal often for updates.  Approximately one month prior to a training date, you will receive a reminder email from Seth Roberts with a Training Flyer, which will provide you with more details.

You must register for all training on the MRC web portal, at mrc.dentoncounty.com.  We require registration in order to plan facility space and prepare materials. Sign in, click “Volunteer Training” and click the green "Sign Up" button under the training you wish to register for.

We understand that our lives are busy and plans change. If you have registered for a training, but cannot attend, we ask that you notify us immediately so that we can allow space for someone else. If you are interested in a training or have additional questions, please contact Seth Roberts.

Training Schedule
March - 2017
Title City of Cross Roads Preparedness Fair (1st Shift)
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Cross Roads Walmart - Lawn and G
11700 US-380
Cross Roads, TX 76227
Description: We need a few volunteers to help with a preparedness fair at the Wal-Mart in Crossroads on March 25th from 10-2.

The fair will take place in the store and we will set us up in the lawn/garden area, so we can talk about WNV/Zika, promote mosquito reduction.
Title City of Cross Roads Preparedness Fair (2nd Shift)
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Cross Roads Walmart - Lawn and G
11700 US-380
Cross Roads, TX 76227
Description: We need a few volunteers to help with a preparedness fair at the Wal-Mart in Crossroads on March 25th from 10-2.

The fair will take place in the store and we will set us up in the lawn/garden area, so we can talk about WNV/Zika, promote mosquito reduction.
Title Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Part 1: Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support
Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Denton County Administrative Complex (Health Department) - Conference
535 S. Loop 288
Denton, TX 76205
Description: This 2-day workshop is designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of individual (one-on-one) crisis intervention techniques. Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized, acute, emergency mental health intervention that requires specialized training. This workshop is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention.

Target Audience: All Denton County MRC Volunteers.  This workshop is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.
April - 2017
Title Little Elm National Animal Preparedness Day Celebration
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Little Elm Park - Little Elm
701 W. Eldorado
Little Elm, TX 75068
Description: This event is being held to raise awareness and educate citizens on how to be prepared to care for animals in the event of emergencies or disasters in Denton County

They are hoping  for Educational, Information, and Service Booths for both animals as well as human.

I would like to get a few volunteers that could talk to public about preparedness for humans and animals.
Title Congressman Burgess Emergency Preparedness Summit & Fair
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Lewisville High School - Lewisville
1098 W. Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75067
Description: Congressman Burgess is hosting his annual Emergency Preparedness Summit & Fair.  Since weather in North Texas is unpredictable and can change in an instant, we can never be too prepared for rough weather and unforeseen natural and man-made disasters that may impact the region. In an effort to help residents be better prepared, Congressman Burgess is partnering with Lewisville ISD, the City of Lewisville, and Denton County Emergency Services plus many other organizations to host an informative and family fun event for all age groups, kids to seniors!

This is a free public event, where families can tour indoor and outdoor exhibits/vehicles providing emergency and disaster preparedness resources and make & takes as well as view live safety demonstrations. This is a good opportunity to share with people what MRC is and does as well as recruit new volunteers.
Title Denton County Dash Walk/Run
Date: Saturday, April 01, 2017
Time: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park - Foot Ball
1301 S Railroad St
Lewisville, TX 75057
Description: This annual walk/run, hosted by the Denton County Health Department, is a free community event to bring awareness to the impact of cardiovascular disease in Denton County. Hundreds of Denton County residents, from young kids to the young-at-heart, show up to walk the beautiful park and “take the first step” towards a healthy lifestyle. MRC has been asked to provide much-needed assistance in a variety of areas, including: first aid, course monitors, communications, registration, health education, and more. You will receive an email closer to the date with job assignment requests for this year’s event. This is a great way to give back to the community, and we hope we can count on your assistance!

Target Audience:  This training is open for any MRC volunteer but is targeting communications, Health Educators, Greeters, Logistics, Planning/IT, Safety/Security and Site Directors
Title CPR & AED (for non-medical)
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Denton County Administrative Complex (Health Department) - Conference
535 S. Loop 288
Denton, TX 76205
Description: This course will teach the basics of CPR and how to use an AED unit. Attendees will learn how to recognize and respond to an emergency situation; help someone in respiratory and cardiac distress; perform CPR on adults and children; and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) until emergency help arrives. The course also covers basic information about preventing the spread of disease. All participants will receive a CPR card.

Target Audience: All MRC volunteers
May - 2017
Title Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS)
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: C.H. Collins Athletic Complex - Conference
1500 Long Road
Denton, TX 76207
Description: The Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) is an advanced practicum course for the trained BDLS® provider. It is an intensive two day course that allows students to demonstrate competencies in casualty decontamination, specified essential skills, and mass casualty incident information systems/technology applications.  Using simulated, all hazards scenarios in which participants treat simulated patients in various disaster drills and situations.  Training is focused on the development of hands-on skills to allow participants to apply the knowledge learned in BDLS. This course will be limited to the those that completed the BDLS.  (Please be aware if you want to attend this class you will need to be able to commit to both days Friday & Saturday.)

 Target Audience: All MRC Volunteers
Title Denton County MRC Community Reception Center
Date: Saturday, May 06, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TBD - TBD
TBD
TBD, TX TBD
Description: Following a mass casualty radiation emergency, public health professionals will play a crucial role in assessing and monitoring people potentially exposed to radiation or contaminated with radioactive material. This process, called population monitoring, will be conducted in community reception centers (CRCs). This Training will define your roles and responsibilities during an event of this nature. We will also go over how to use the radiological detection equipment.
Title Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Denton County Administrative Complex (Health Department) - Conference
535 S. Loop 288
Denton, TX 76205
Description: The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation will include: Medical Reserve Corp Information Session, Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile, Contact and Deployment Procedures, and Point of Dispensing and Shelter Operations team assignments.

Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering.
June - 2017
Title Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Part 2: Group Crisis Intervention
Date: Friday, June 02, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Denton County Administrative Complex (Health Department) - Conference
535 S. Loop 288
Denton, TX 76205
Description: This 2-day workshop is designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic, and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum. The Group Crisis Intervention workshop will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusing’s and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

Target Audience: All Denton County MRC Volunteers.  This workshop is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.
Title CPR & AED (for non-medical)
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Denton County Administrative Complex (Health Department) - Conference
535 S. Loop 288
Denton, TX 76205
Description: This course will teach the basics of CPR and how to use an AED unit. Attendees will learn how to recognize and respond to an emergency situation; help someone in respiratory and cardiac distress; perform CPR on adults and children; and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) until emergency help arrives. The course also covers basic information about preventing the spread of disease. All participants will receive a CPR card. 

Target Audience: All job assignments (at all levels of experience) will be needed to participate in this exercise.