MRC Training & Events

Fairfax MRC Volunteers: Unless otherwise noted, register for classes using your TRAINVa account. First time registration in TRAINVa requires creation of an account; your VMS username and password will not work for this site. Get directions on creating an account here.

2015 MRC Training & Events Calendar

Public Health Outreach for MRC Volunteers
When: Available online anytime
Where: YouTube video
Membership Requirements: Active Volunteers
Description: This interactive webinar introduces health communication principles and demonstrates public health outreach strategies that volunteers can readily apply in their community. Participants will learn how to describe the values of public health outreach to a community; describe the importance of disease prevention programs as they relate to preparedness; be an effective volunteer at public health outreach events, such as community health fairs; demonstrate effective communication skills during a public health or other emergency.
Registration: TRAINVa Course Code: 1058058

VDH: Cultural Sensitivity Considerations in Emergency Preparedness and Response
When: June 24, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Webinar
Membership Requirements: Active Status Volunteers (MRC Orientation, ICS 100, NIMS 700 complete)
Description: Virginia is home to diverse populations. New people to our area are unaware of potential hazards, resources and protocols available to protect themselves and their families. How do we communicate with newcomers who do not speak English and help them plan for emergencies? This interactive 1.5 hour webinar will discuss how to assess who is in your health district, cultural considerations in preparedness training and how to engage partners in outreach. Disaster scenarios involving ethnic minority populations will be shared and lessons learned.
Registration: TRAINVa Course Code 1057588

MRC Orientation
When: August 13, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Fairfax County Health Department, 10777 Main St, Fairfax VA
Membership Requirements: New members, those who are interested in Fairfax County MRC
Registration: TRAINVa Course Code: 1041920

Basic Training

All Fairfax MRC members must complete an application and the Basic Training Requirements to be considered an Active Level volunteer and participate in any MRC-related activity.

Basic Training Requirements include the following classes:

  • MRC 101: Orientation
  • FEMA IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction; offered online.
  • FEMA IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System; offered online.

For more information call 703-246-8641, TTY 711 or email us

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