Training Events Schedule

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Online Training Resources
FEMA Independent Training Course  (ICS 100 and NIMS 700)
's online training site offers multiple independent study courses geared toward the first responder and Incident Command Systems.  It is a useful tool that is always available.  ICS 100 and NIMS 700 are the courses required by MRC and are available on the site.  The links to those specific classes are below:

ICS 100b
NIMS 700.a

MRC Train is a site specific to members of Medical Reserve Corps Units. The site offers on-line training opportunities to broaden a responder's knowledge in Incident Command and other courses.  This site tracks courses that you have taken and can be a good tool for the RI MRC Member.

Psychological First Aid
This professionally-narrated course is for individuals new to disaster response who want to learn the core goals of PFA, as well as for seasoned practitioners who want a review. It features innovative activities, video demonstrations, and mentor tips from the nation’s trauma experts and survivors. PFA online also offers a Learning Community where participants can share experiences using PFA in the field, receive guidance during times of disaster, and obtain additional resources and training. This project was funded by Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, the National Center for PTSD, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the HHS Office of the Surgeon General, Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps. For more details about this course and additional continuing education credits available, check out the NCTSN Learning Center!

Cultural Competency
The goal of Think Cultural Health is to Advance Health Equity at Every Point of Contact through the development and promotion of culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Our continuing education programs are designed to help individuals at all levels and in all disciplines promote health and health equity.

RI MRC Orientations:  

Orientations are required for new members of RI MRC in order to be covered and active.  Orientations offer a tour of the facility, badge picture and t-shirt distribution as well as a review of the Medical Reserve Corps and its mission.  The orientations last one hour and are all located at the RI MRC/RI DMAT Warehouse at 50 Barnett Lane West Greenwich, RI 02817.  RI MRC / RI DMAT Warehouse Map

Please be sure to have filled out the RIDMAT/MRC online application and once complete, follow the emailed link to to SIGN UP FOR TRAINING.  You will use the same email and password from your application to log in and sign up for the events.  

All MRC Orientations are held at the RI MRC / RI DMAT Headquarters and begin at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted)

RI MRC / RI DMAT Headquarters

Upcoming Orientation Schedule: 



1800 - 1930

25 Seats


1800 - 1930

25 Seats


1800 – 1930

25 Seats



25 Seats



25 Seats


In the meantime, members will receive email updates about classroom training opportunities you are able to attend, if interested. 

Please ensure that you have completed the RI MRC online application and  log in to  to  SIGN UP FOR TRAINING.

For more information, please contact or call 1 888 549-3335 Ext 201 

2017 Planned Event Training Schedule will be release in January 2017 

RIDMAT/MRC’s Planned Training Events offer members the opportunity to set-up and train on field hospital equipment in real scenarios at mass gathering events across the state.  The goal of these events is aimed at training RIDMAT/MRC volunteers to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.


These planned events help Rhode Island and requesting communities address EMS and hospital surge issues while at the same time offer members the opportunity to gain experience with the medical cache, the logistics cache and more importantly, each other.

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