Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) offers training throughout the year to develop and enhance its members’ skills and abilities to support the Fairfax County Health Department in an emergency and in everyday functions. All 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. Members also may choose to participate in training tracks to increase their knowledge and skills.
Volunteers, unless otherwise noted, register for classes using your TRAIN VA account. First time registration in TRAIN VA requires that you create an account.
Basic Training Requirements
All volunteers must take:
- MRC Orientation and Personal Preparedness - offered in person.
- Any role specific training as needed.
Emergency Response Volunteers
Volunteers interested in serving in an emergency response role must take:
- FEMA IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction - offered online or in-person.
- FEMA IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System - offered online or in-person.
Optional Online Training
- Fairfax MRC Community Champion 101 Training - Course ID 1069600.
- Personal Preparedness - Course ID 1069639.
- Fairfax MRC: Zika 101 - Course ID 1065213.
- ABC’s of Pandemic Influenza - Course ID 1029725.
- Introduction to Mental Health Preparedness - Course ID 1048051.
- IS-100.b: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 - Course ID 1024627.
- IS-700.a: Introduction to National Incident Management System - Course ID 1016070.
- IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents - Course ID 1024638.
- IS-800.b: National Response Framework - Course ID 1011882.
- Psychosocial Impacts of Disasters on Children - Course ID 1047369.
For more information about MRC training, call 703-246-8641, TTY 711 or email Fairfax MRC.