What training is available for MRC Volunteers?

One of the many benefits of being an MRC Volunteer is the opportunity to start or continue your public health education and become better prepared to serve the community. Training is the gateway to starting your MRC journey. We offer in-person and online training opportunities on a variety of public health and preparedness topics led by subject matter experts.

Training is intended to prepare you for a variety of deployments and situations.

TRAIN – Our Online Learning Management System

Upon approval of your VVHS application, you will receive access to a free account at We ask that you not create a new account, please wait for the Welcome Email which will contain instructions to access your TRAIN account.

The following courses are REQUIRED before deployment:

  • MRC Orientation
  • FEMA IS 700 Introduction to the National Incident Management Plan
  • FEMA IS 100  Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • Personal and Family Preparedness
  • Introduction to Public Health

Other helpful trainings to have before deploying:

  • Psychological First Aid
  • Basic Life Support or CPR
  • First Aid
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Refer to the Greater Prince William MRC Training Plan for all the required and recommneded courses fo volutneers.


In-Person Training

We also offer in-person training opportunties. Course offerings will depend on the needs of the Health District and MRC Unit, as well as availablity of instructors. Some of more popular training includes: BLS and First Aid.

Need to request a specific training? Let us know!

Are you an instructor of a topic that might be of interest to other MRC Volunteers? Tell us! We are always looking for new topics to share and instructors to present.