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
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.
July - 2017
Title Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
Date: Saturday, July 08, 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.