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
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.

Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) 101
  • Date:
    Saturday, February 18, 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

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
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.