The core competencies were developed by the National Office of Civilian Volunteers Medical Reserve Corps (OCVMRC) and National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) to create standards for training so Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Unit members across the U.S. will have a common set of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The goal of a standard level of training and skills is to make collaboration amongst MRC units and external partners more efficient. This facilitates the activation and deployment of MRC units or their individual members to emergency response missions locally, statewide, nationwide and potentially internationally. Beyond deployment, MRC members will be eligible for national MRC resources, such as trainings and conferences, for which regular medical volunteers do not qualify.
Trainings required by the Napa County MRC are:
- Disaster Mental Health or Psychological First Aid
- MRC Roles in the Napa County emergency response
- National Incident Management System (NIMS)700
- Incident Command System (ICS) 100 or Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)
Keep Your Training Profile Updated
The Napa County MRC Unit will assess our members’ competencies in two ways. First through participation in training, exercises, and real events. Please review the table to determine if you have already completed training either with Napa County, online, your place of employment or another agency. To document participation we ask MRC members to update their training profile in the DHVC system with completed courses.
- Log on to the Disaster Healthcare Volunteers of California (DHVC) website
- Click My Profile
- Click Training
- Using the drop-down menu select training name and complete the information, including certificates if available
If you have proof of completion, such as certificates, please email Public Health Preparedness, mail or fax a copy to:
2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive
Napa CA, 94558
|Personal / family preparedness||Online Survey|
|Awareness of mental health impact of disasters||DHVC Training Profile|
|Communication during disasters|
|Understand the incident command system including integration of the MRC||DHVC Training Profile|
|Describe the role of the MRC in public health emergency response||Signature on sign in/out sheets maintained by Napa County|
|Adherence to disaster response procedures||Signature on sign in/out sheets maintained by Napa County|