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
April – 2020
Title Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS)
Date: Friday, April 17, 2020 – Saturday, April 18, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: C.H. Collins Athletic Complex - Confrence
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.

Target Audience: This training is limited to MRC volunteer's that has successfully completed BDLS. Specifically those that attended the BDLS class on April 2019.

June – 2020
Title Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020
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 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 for current volunteers)

Title Regional Volunteer Symposium
Date: Friday, June 26, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Ruthe Jackson Center - Main Ball
3113 South Carrier Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Description:

Department of State Health Service PHR 2/3 along with Dallas County Health and Human Services & Dallas County Homeland Security & Emergency Management put together a workshop/conference that focused on collaborating with local health departments, County Officials and responder organization to foster community engagement with volunteers and volunteer coordinators. To better understand best practices, roles, recruitment, and retention when responding to all hazard approach. Lunch will be provided.

All Denton County MRC Volunteers interested