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Welcome to MRC - Medical Reserve Corps

The Miami-Dade County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a team of pre-identified, trained and credentialed volunteers who augment local community health and medical services during disasters and other public health activities. These volunteers include physicians, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, other health and medical professionals, as well as others who are willing to support the MRC and Miami-Dade County.

When the health and medical capability of Miami-Dade County is overwhelmed during disasters and other health emergencies, the MRC is here to assist! 



Upcoming Events

January 29th, 2015

04:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Dear Miami-Dade MRC Applicant,


We would like to invite you to be a part of the Miami-Dade Medical Reserve Corps Unit. A comprehensive orientation session has been developed to provide you with more information about the MRC initiative, policies/procedures relating to MRC, and your role as an MRC volunteer in medical and public health emergency response in Miami-Dade County. It is required for you to attend an orientation session before your membership to MRC can be completed. You are invited to this orientation session and we hope to see you there!


**This orientation session is intended for those volunteers who have NOT attended orientation before**



Miami-Dade MRC New Volunteer Orientation Session Integrated with FEMA



Thursday, January 29, 2014  



4:30 PM – 8:00 PM (first hour reserved for paperwork and fingerprinting)



8600 NW 17 Street Suite 200 (Large Conference Room) Doral, FL 33126


Purpose of the MRC Orientation Session:

The orientation session will provide the opportunity for new MRC volunteers to learn more about the MRC volunteer initiative, policies/procedures relating to MRC, training requirements, activities, and their role as an MRC volunteer in medical and public health emergency response in Miami-Dade.


Intended Audience:

New MRC volunteers and those who work supporting the MRC initiative



1)      Increase participant awareness and knowledge about the MRC initiative

2)      Provide information about policies/procedures related to MRC

3)      Provide information about the role of MRC volunteers in medical and public health emergency response in Miami-Dade County

4)      Provide information about training requirements and future activities and opportunities

5)      Provide an opportunity for networking



·         Achieve a basic understanding of the MRC initiative

·         Identify MRC guidelines and/or procedures for assignment, activation, reporting and deactivation

·         Understand MRC members’ roles and responsibilities

·         Describe the role of the local MRC unit in public health and/or emergency response in Miami-Dade County

·         Recognize the need for additional trainings and/or activities as they pertain to MRC

4:30 - 5:30 PM   Registration, Badge Photos, Fingerprints, Completion of MRC paperwork

5:30 – 6:30 PM   Welcome and MRC Overview

6:30 – 8:00 PM   FEMA IS-100 and FEMA IS-700 Training

Registration and information:

The Miami-Dade MRC Orientation session is FREE and is required for all new MRC volunteers.


Registration Form (Register Today!)


Please complete the form at the below link and submit it no later than 5 days prior to your selected orientation day to register for the Miami-Dade MRC Orientation Session. There is no registration fee for this event.




How to register

You will receive a confirmation of your registration. Space is limited to 25 attendees.

Please reserve your seat today.


For your own convenience, you can also register by sending your name, email, and phone number by fax or email. 


By email to MRC.MiamiDade@flhealth.gov

By fax to (786) 845-0150


A confirmation email will be sent to you

January 14th, 2015 - January 16th, 2015


This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). The course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses. Selection Criteria: This course should not be used as a "nice to have training" course! Attendee selections for this course are to be RESTRICTED to those individuals who are slated to / or are already identified to assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents (Type 3), or perform Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Agency Liaison or Agency Emergency Coordination Officer (ECO) roles. Note: During an expanding incident, some or all of the Command and General Staff positions may be activated, as well as Division/Group Supervisor and/or Unit Leader level positions. These incidents may extend into multiple operational periods.


IMPORTANT: You are required to upload the following prerequisite certificates into your SERT TRAC account prior to your acceptance and attendance in the class. FDEM and County will not approve your participation if they are not found in your SERT TRAC Account: • IS-100 (Introduction to ICS)• IS-200 (Basic ICS) • IS-700 (Introduction to NIMS)• IS-800 (Introduction to National Response Framework) – Required by Broward County Starting 2015 Pre-requisite courses can be taken online at the Emergency Management Institute’s (EMI) Independent Study Program: http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp?page=all

Target Audience

This course may be required by local jurisdictions, law enforcement agencies, fire rescue departments, etc
to be taken to conform with DHS/NIMS/State guidelines or other requirements set forth by credentialing organizations

Additional Information

Class will start promptly at 8:30am each day and end approximately at 5:00pm. This is a secured building so please allow time for security check. The Classroom may at times be very cold so it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket for those occasions.


Hollywood Fire Rescue Training Facility


3400 N. 56 Avenue
Hollywood 33020
Region 7
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Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 - Friday, Jan 16, 20151/14/2015 12:00:00 AM1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Point of Contact

Richard Allen

January 22nd, 2015 - January 25th, 2015



For those interested, there is a free 3-day CERT Basic Training available in 2015 on January 22nd, (Thursday evening: 5pm - 9pm), January 24th  (Saturday: 8am - 5pm), & January 25th (Sunday: 8am – 5pm) at Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Training Center in Doral at 9300 NW 41 St., Doral, FL 33178 (behind Headquarters building).  Students must attend all 3 days to complete the training.


If interested in learning skills in the following areas below, please register at http://cert-training.eventbrite.com


•             Basic fire suppression strategies& fire safety measures

•             Work as a team to apply search and rescue techniques

•             Manage resources in medical response operations

•             Recognize hazards affecting your home, workplace & neighborhood


For more information the CERT program, visit http://www.miamidade.gov/fire/response-team.asp


If there are any questions, feel free to email cert@miamidade.gov.

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