Training Resources

The Maryland Responds MRC Network seeks to equip volunteers with knowledge and skills in disaster preparedness and emergency response by aligning with the National MRC Training Plan. This webpage outlines the training curriculum tailored specifically for Maryland Responders.

In-class trainings are announced as they become available. Registered Maryland Responders receive training announcements through the Registry and via email. We also post training announcements on the Events Calendar.  
 
All Maryland Responders, regardless of professional background, must complete the Road to Readiness steps to be fully eligible for participation in Maryland Responds deployments and to be protected by state liability coverage during deployments.
 

Ready Responder Status

Ready Responders have completed all Road to Readiness steps: Responder profile; Orientation with NIMS/ICS primer; Submitted liability and confidentiality forms; Submitted ID badge photo; Submitted uniform size. The Maryland Responds State Program has verified the credentials of these Responders (when applicable) and has issued their Responder ID badge and Ready Responder Kit. Ready Responders are approved to fully participate in all local or state unit activities (incident response planned events, training and exercise activities) to the level their licensure and skill level will allow.
 

Advanced Ready Responder Status

Advanced Ready Responders are those volunteers who want to take on more responsibility in the Maryland Responds MRC. Responders in this group have completed all Road to Readiness steps and the Maryland Responds State Program has verified their credentials (when applicable) and has issued their Responder ID badge and Ready Responder Kit. Additionally, these volunteers have completed the NIMS baseline curriculum courses (Independent Study-700 and ICS-100). Advanced Ready Responders are approved to fully participate in all local or state unit activities (incident response planned events, training and exercise activities) to the level their licensure and skill level will allow. In addition, volunteers in this group may be assigned to leadership roles in unit activities and are eligible to serve as mutual aid to support incident management in other states.
 

Required Training for Advanced Ready Responder Status

 

Suggested Trainings and Tools

Our curriculum seeks to equip volunteers with knowledge and skills in disaster preparedness and emergency response by aligning with the National MRC Training Plan. Below, you’ll find our recommended trainings outlined by the National MRC Learning Paths and Core Competencies. Most of the resources listed here are available online and and all are free of cost. 
Visit the Events Calendar for in class offerings.
 

Learning Path:  Volunteer Preparedness

DMPH Competency 1.0 - Demonstrate personal and family preparedness for disasters and public health emergencies.

 

DHPH Competency 5.0 - Demonstrate knowledge of personal safety measures that can be implemented in a disaster or public health emergency.

 

Learning Path:  Volunteer Response

DMPH Competency 2.0 - Demonstrate knowledge of one's expected role(s) in organizational and community response plans activated during a disaster or public health emergency.

 

DMPH Competency 4.0 - Communicate effectively with others in a disaster or public health emergency.

 

DMPH Competency 6.0 - Demonstrate knowledge of surge capacity assets consistent with one's role in organizational, agency, and/or community response plans.

 

DMPH Competency 7.0 - Demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices for the clinical management of all ages and populations affected by disasters and public health emergencies, in accordance with professional scope of practice.

 

Learning Path: Volunteer Leadership

DMPH Competency 3.0 - Demonstrate situational awareness of actual/potential health hazards before, during, and after a disaster or public health emergency.

 

DMPH Competency 8.0 - DMPH Competency Demonstrate knowledge of public health principles and practices for the management of all ages and populations affected by disasters and public health emergencies. 

Learning Path: Volunteer Support for Community Resiliency

DMPH Competency 9.0 - Demonstrate knowledge of ethical principles to protect the health and safety of all ages, populations, and communities affected by a disaster or public health emergency.

DMPH Competency 10.0 - Demonstrate knowledge of legal principles to protect the health and safety of all ages, populations, and communities affected by a disaster or public health emergency.

 

DMPH Competency 11.0 - Demonstrate knowledge of short- and long-term considerations for recovery of all ages, populations, and communities affected by a disaster or public health emergency.


 

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Updated June 13, 2016