The Anoka County Public Health and Environmental Services Department may need the support of volunteers during a public health emergency. The Medical Reserve Corps is a volunteer organization that utilizes the skills and abilities of all individuals. Volunteers will be needed to perform many different jobs depending on the emergency. Although some of these jobs will require a professional license such as a registered nurse, many of the job duties require no specific health training.
The Anoka County MRC volunteers have a wide variety of skill sets. Many volunteers are healthcare professionals; however, you do not need to have a medical background or medical experience to become a volunteer. Our volunteers must be over 18 years of age.
The trainings listed below are all required trainings for our Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers. As additional training becomes available they will be posted below in the Upcoming Training section. The additional training are encouraged but not required.
POD’s (Points of Dispensing): Public Health Training for Staff and Volunteers
Psychological First Aid
FEMA 700.A: Introduction to the National Incident Management System
FEMA ICS 100.B: Introduction to the Incident Command System