The Galveston County MRC conducts regularly scheduled training classes such as MRC Orientation, Personal Disaster Preparedness Training, and FEMA IS 100 & 700. There are many additional training opportunities and disaster drills throughout the year. All courses are free to MRC members!
MRC Orientation - Allows new volunteers to meet each other and provides an overview of the MRC program, member roles and responsibilities, and additional training opportunities available. This is a required training for all new members.
Stop the Bleed - Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Galveston County MRC has Stop the Bleed kits available during deployment and at Community Service events. Here is a training video on our bleeding control kits.
MRC Leadership Training - Training entails a one-day program designed to educate selected MRC volunteers disaster team leadership skills. The program is scenario based.
FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 - These courses cover the basic features of Incident Command and National Incident Management Systems used during emergencies. Visit the FEMA website or click the links below to take these courses online.
Weapons of Mass Destruction - This course provides awareness-level training to disaster responders on hazardous materials incidents. You must complete FEMA ICS 700 prior to taking this course. Click here to take this course online.
SNS Overview - This course is an introduction to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), including its origin, its control, and its availability for local responders. Click here to take this course online.
Mass Prophylaxis Awareness For Public Health Emergencies - This course provides awareness-level training on the roles and responsibilities of the local public health community and its partners. It includes information on state and federal resources and how they are used by local government. Click here to take this course online.
We also offer these training opportunities:
- Basic and Advanced Disaster Life Support
- First Aid
MRC record of online training - Please email certificate or transcript of completed online training to: MRC@gchd.org.