Orientation and Minimum Training
All new Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
members are required to attend a volunteer orientation
and a Welcome to Medical Reserve Corps training. The National Medical Reserve Corps program has
established core competencies for all Medical Reserve Corps
(MRC) units. The Thurston County MRC is emphasizing
knowledge of personal preparedness,
Incident Command and first aid.
The following training must be complete during the first
6 months of becoming a MRC member to become active and
eligible for deployment:
An annual Readiness Review training is required.
Additional training through drills, exercises and
community events are available. All members are
expected to attend a minimum of 1 activity/event per year
be better prepared for a health emergency to stay in active
- Personal and Family Preparedness Plan
- IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command Systems
- IS-700.a Introduction to National Incident Management System
- Psychological First Aid
- CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
Registered Washington State Emergency Worker
All MRC volunteer members are registered with the
Washington State Emergency Worker program. Being
registered is a requirement to be eligible to volunteer for
an emergency response with the Thurston County MRC.
The Emergency Worker program provides MRC volunteer members with benefits and legal
protections found in
How to Become a Thurston County MRC Volunteer
- Complete a WAserv
- Choose Thurston County MRC as your affiliation.
- You will receive an email
invitation to an upcoming volunteer orientation.
- Attend the orientation and complete the required