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Basic Orientation

See Calendar for Specific Orientation Sessions.


Early during your first year as a volunteer, you will be notified (usually by email) to take a one and a half hour

New Member Orientation as part of your minimum training requirements.


Content for the Orientation:

  •          Overview of the national MRC program
  •           Introduction to the Worcester Regional  unit

                    o     Interaction with regional response units

                    o     Priorities and typical activities

  •          Basic concepts of disaster response; Intro to Disaster as applied to the MRC


After orientation, you will need to undergo Training in order to be deployed in a full range of situations commensurate with your certifications and skills. Please make sure to work towards the

Core competencies as well.


The MRC Online Orientation is available online! Click here to register for the online training course.