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Current Volunteers
Overview
Only volunteers who are in “active” status will be called to volunteer during an emergency. To be considered active status, an MRC volunteer must:

  • Complete an application and the interview process
  • Attend the required training sessions
  • Participate in the required training exercises
  • Contribute a minimum of 4 hours per year in a non-emergency activity
  • If you are currently licensed, maintain licensure or notify MRC Coordinator if the license has expired

Training Website
The MRC-TRAIN website is a learning management system with a centralized, searchable database of courses relevant to MRC. MRC-TRAIN simplifies the tracking of training requirements and course completions. Current volunteers are asked to complete the Shawnee County MRC Training Plan that includes both required and optional training courses. Personal online transcripts and certificates are available to the volunteer for recordkeeping.

Update Your Information
If you have moved or changed your phone number, email address, or any other form of contact information, please let us know by filling out and submitting the Volunteer Contact Information Update Form.

Your Time Is Important
After you have volunteered each month, please fill out the Volunteer Time Sheet so that your time can be recorded and you may be kept on the record as an active volunteer.

Training Requirements
Orientation
One-time only and for new volunteers. During this session you will learn about your role as a volunteer, how to respond to emergencies, and our basic MRC policies.

Create a Training Plan
Track your volunteer coursework by registering on Kansas TRAIN or MRC-TRAIN.

CPR & First Aid
Medically licensed volunteers are exempt. All other volunteers need to get this certification. In these courses you will learn basic first aid for conscious and unconscious victims, sudden illness, bleeding, and other emergency situations.

Complete a Preparedness Plan

Complete the Family Disaster Preparedness Plan. Sign and submit the Family Preparedness Plan Certificate. Then begin building your disaster kit.

IS-22 "Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness"
Learn how to protect yourself and your family against all types of hazards

NIMS 100 “Introduction to the Incident Command System”
Learn the basic command structure used to manage emergencies and how you fit in the process.

NIMS 700 “Introduction to the National Incident Management System”
Learn the basics of managing an emergency and how the different functions coordinate together.

Psychological First Aid
Learn to respond with basic helping skills to people who have experienced a trauma or disaster using the Eight Core Action Steps.