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MISCELLANEOUS

Introduction to MRC-TRAIN. http://www.naccho.org/topics/emergency/MRC/resources/upload/mrcvideo/MRC101_PIP_Final.html  SWVA MRC members are encouraged to register on TRAIN Virginia using the same instructions and steps as outlined on this video.  By registering on TRAIN Virginia,  members can: 

  • Quickly find and register for many courses listed on Train.org and participating TRAIN affiliate sites,
  • Track your learning with personal online transcripts,
  • Access valuable materials, course reviews, and discussions to improve your learning experience, and
  • Stay informed of the latest public health trainings for your area or expertise.

If SWVA MRC members have questions or problems with TRAIN Virginia, please contact your TRAIN Administrator, Kristina Morris, at kristina.morris@vdh.virginia.gov

IS-700A, Introduction to National Incident Management System


Introduction to the Incident Command System   - Online Training Opportunity
Location:
 http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is100b.asp
Description:  ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). 
This is a core requirement for all Medical Reserve Corps members.  Once you have successfully completed the course, please forward your certificate to Kristina Morris at swva.mrc@vdh.virginia.gov

Introduction to the National Incident Management System   - Online Training Opportunity
Location:
  http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is700a.asp
Description:  This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
This is a core requirement for all Medical Reserve Corps members.  Once you have successfully completed the course, please forward your certificate to Kristina Morris at swva.mrc@vdh.virginia.gov.

Introduction to Mental Health Preparedness - Online Training Opportunity
This course is designed to help volunteers understand the psychosocial consequences of disasters and what care can assist disaster survivors immediately following a disaster.  ALL Southwest Virginia MRC members are encouraged to complete this course.  This is a web-based course which can be accessed at anytime through VA TRAIN (https://va.train.org) Course #1048051.  This course will also be offered later in the year in a classroom setting once trainers are in place.   Check back for classroom training dates. MARCH 2014

“MOLLY – She is not the girl next door”– Training Opportunity 
Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.  
Where: David J. Prior Convocation Center, UVA/Wise, Wise, Virginia
Description: The UVA/Wise Center for Student Development is hosting the Virginia Nurses' Association, Southwest Chapter, in a discussion of the use of MDMA, more commonly called "Molly" and its potentially life-threatening effects.
This presentation is open to Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps and is free.  All are encouraged to come and learn about this latest drug abuse that is impacting teens and young adults. Attendees will learn not only about the drug, but its impact on a local family.

APRIL 2014

American Red Cross Cat & Dog First AidTraining Opportunity 
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014 
Time: Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.  Class begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes by 1:00 p.m.  
Where: Wytheville Community College, 225 Carroll Hall, Wytheville, Virginia.
Description: Dr. Rebecca Beamer will be the instructor and will be teaching students on how to respond to health emergencies and to provide basic first aid to cats and dogs.  The cost of the course is $36.00 payable to Virginia Tech Foundation.  To register for the course, contact Dr. Beamer at rbeamer@wiredog.com or Mary Edwards at medwards@wcc.vccs.edu.  Class size is limited to 20 students, so register early


Mass Fatality Response for MRC Volunteer Training
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
Where: Washington County Health Department – Bristol; Wise County Health Department – Wise. 
Description: The course will introduce the Mass Fatality Response Team concept and training requirements to Virginia MRC members.  WARNING: Some segments of this training may be graphic in nature.   Registration for Course #1031294 should be completed at https://www.vatrain.org. If there are questions, contact Kristina Morris at kristina.morris@vdh.virginia.gov or 276-274-0555. 


ASIST Suicide Awareness – Training Opportunity 
Date: April 24 & 25, 2014 
Time: 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day  
Where: Frontier Health, 3169 2nd Avenue, East, Big Stone Gap, VA  24219
Description:  ASIST suicide prevention training is being provided free of charge to interested community members.  To successfully complete the class, the volunteer MUST attend both days.  Lunch will be on your own.   To register or if there are questions, contact Pam Varner at Frontier Health, 276-523-5340 or pvarner@frontierhealth.org.  


ASIST Suicide Awareness – Training Opportunity
Date: April 25 & 26, 2014 
Time: 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day  
Where: The Crisis Center, 100 Oakview Avenue, Bristol, VA 24201
Description: ASIST suicide prevention training is being provided free of charge to interested community members.  To successfully complete the class, the volunteer MUST attend both days.  Lunch will be on your own.   To register or if there are questions, contact Emily Anne Thompson at 276-466-2218 oreathompson@crisiscenterinc.org


SAVE THE DATEDEA Drug Take Back
Date: Saturday, April 26th
Time: Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Dependent upon your community.  
Where: Locations will be throughout the Mount Rogers, Cumberland Plateau and Lenowisco Health Districts. 
Description: Go ahead and mark this date on your calendar.  If a volunteer can’t help on the day of the event, please help promote and spread the word about this outstanding volunteer activity.  Questions, contact Kristina Morris at 276-274-0555, kristina.morris@vdh.virginia.gov


CBERS 2014 – Psychological First Aid - Volunteer Training Opportunity
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Training adjourns at 4:30 p.m.  Lunch on your own.  
Description: The Virginia Departments of Health and Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is pleased to bring this free training to community members, professionals and volunteers who may be called upon to use psychological first aid skills during and after a disaster. Registration for Course #1049443 should be completed at https://www.vatrain.org. If there are questions, contact Becky McCabe at 540-580-5864 or becky.mccabe@vdh.virginia.gov


Last Updated: 03-26-2014

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