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.gov).  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.gov.  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
October – 2022
Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
  • Date:
    Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    Time:
    1:00 PM  –  3:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the MRC process.  It includes: Medical Reserve Corp information session, volunteer roles and responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact and deployment procedures, and Point of Dispensing (POD) and Shelter Operations team assignments.

    Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering (not intended for current volunteers)

Until Help Arrives (with Stop the Bleed)
  • Date:
    Saturday, October 22, 2022
    Time:
    9:00 AM  –  12:30 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health office - Denton - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    Injuries can happen at any time. You never know when you might find yourself in a situation where someone, a stranger perhaps, needs immediate medical help for a life-threatening injury. You are the most crucial help available to someone with a serious, life-threatening injury. When someone experiences a life-threatening emergency, the first care they can get can be the difference between life and death. We will also give you hands-on training on Stopping the bleed techniques using tourniquets.

November – 2022
Ham Certification (2 day class)
  • Date:
    Saturday, November 05, 2022  –  Sunday, November 06, 2022
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  5:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health office – Denton - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    This is a 2-day Technician (entry-level) course, and it includes your license manual, handouts, and test fee. (Denton County MRC will pay the cost of the course, materials and test fee--you agree to help us as an MRC Ham Operator). The only cost you will have to pay is a $35.00 license fee that will be done after you have passed the test.

    The test will be given at the end of the class on Sunday (Day 2). Course hours are from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday (Day 1), November 5, and from 12:00 pm (Noon) to 5 pm on Sunday, (Day 2) November 6. You must attend both days to be certified. 

    Instructor: Allan Batteiger has 30+ years of ham radio experience, has taught this course for over 7 years, and is a dual accredited Amateur Examiner. His students have a 98% pass rate on the exam, and he comes highly recommended.

Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Course
  • Date:
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health office – Denton - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). Upon completing the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. There is no cost for this class. You need to be an active MRC member to attend the class. 

December – 2022
Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Course
  • Date:
    Saturday, December 03, 2022
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health office - Denton - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). Upon completing the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. There is no cost for this class. You need to be an active MRC member to attend the class. 

January – 2023
Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
  • Date:
    Saturday, January 07, 2023
    Time:
    10:00 AM  –  12:30 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the MRC process.  It includes: Medical Reserve Corp information session, volunteer roles and responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact and deployment procedures, and Point of Dispensing (POD) and Shelter Operations team assignments.

    Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering (not intended for current volunteers)

Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) 101
  • Date:
    Saturday, January 14, 2023
    Time:
    9:00 AM  –  12:30 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Elections Administration - Conference
    701 Kimberly Dr
    Denton, TX 76208
    Description

    CASPER stands for Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response. A CASPER is an epidemiologic technique designed to provide quickly and at low cost, household-based information about an affected community’s needs after a disaster in a simple format to decision-makers.

    This class will be in preparation for an actual CASPER we will be conducting in April and May 2023. This will be different from the ones we have done in the past, focusing on a particular city. This one will be county-wide in many towns of Denton County.

    This training will provide the background, methodology, and job positions needed for the planned CASPER in 2023

February – 2023
Until Help Arrives (with Stop the Bleed)
  • Date:
    Saturday, February 11, 2023
    Time:
    9:00 AM  –  12:30 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health office – Denton - Conference
    535 S. Loop 28
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    Injuries can happen at any time. You never know when you might find yourself in a situation where someone, a stranger perhaps, needs immediate medical help for a life-threatening injury. You are the most crucial help available to someone with a serious, life-threatening injury. When someone experiences a life-threatening emergency, the first care they can get can be the difference between life and death. We will also give you hands-on training on Stopping the bleed techniques using tourniquets.

March – 2023
Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
  • Date:
    Saturday, March 04, 2023
    Time:
    10:00 AM  –  12:30 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the MRC process.  It includes: Medical Reserve Corp information session, volunteer roles and responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact and deployment procedures, and Point of Dispensing (POD) and Shelter Operations team assignments.

    Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering (not intended for current volunteers)

Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Course
  • Date:
    Tuesday, March 07, 2023
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health office – Denton - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX t6205
    Description

    The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). Upon completing the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. There is no cost for this class. You need to be an active MRC member to attend the class. 

April – 2023
Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER)
  • Date:
    Saturday, April 01, 2023  –  Sunday, April 30, 2023
    Time:
    7:00 AM  –  2:00 PM
    Location:
    TBD - TBD
    TBD
    TBD, TX TBD
    Description

    A CASPER is an epidemiologic technique designed to provide quickly and at low cost, household-based information about an affected community’s needs after a disaster in a simple format to decision makers.

    CASPER is accomplished by sending teams out into the community gathering health and basic needs information using valid statistical methods allows public health and emergency managers to prioritize their responses and to make informed decisions regarding the distribution of resources.

    This CASPER will be different than the ones we have done in the past as it will be county-wide instead of just one city. This means teams will be deployed to specific areas to do their canvas.

Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Course
  • Date:
    Saturday, April 22, 2023
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health office – Denton - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). Upon completing the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. There is no cost for this class. You need to be an active MRC member to attend the class. 

May – 2023
Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
  • Date:
    Saturday, May 06, 2023
    Time:
    10:00 AM  –  12:30 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the MRC process.  It includes: Medical Reserve Corp information session, volunteer roles and responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact and deployment procedures, and Point of Dispensing (POD) and Shelter Operations team assignments.

    Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering (not intended for current volunteers)

Until Help Arrives (with Stop the Bleed)
  • Date:
    Tuesday, May 16, 2023
    Time:
    9:00 AM  –  12:30 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health office – Denton - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    Injuries can happen at any time. You never know when you might find yourself in a situation where someone, a stranger perhaps, needs immediate medical help for a life-threatening injury. You are the most crucial help available to someone with a serious, life-threatening injury. When someone experiences a life-threatening emergency, the first care they can get can be the difference between life and death. We will also give you hands-on training on Stopping the bleed techniques using tourniquets.