Florida Medical Reserve Corps Network Toolkit
A supply of resources for Medical Reserve Corps Coordinators and Administrators of a Medical Reserve Corps Unit.
Building capacity of the Florida Medical Reserve Corps Network by sharing resources, information and best practices for improved processes/operations
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FEMA Distance Learning Courses Launched—The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. To get a complete listing of courses, click on Course List link above.
IS-244.b Developing and Managing Volunteers—This course is for emergency managers and related professionals working with all types of volunteers and coordinating with voluntary agencies. The course provides procedures and tools for building and working with voluntary organizations.
Florida Medical Reserve Corps Strategic Plan 2011-2013—Florida's Medical Reserve Corps strategic priorities, goals and objectives.
Federal Emergency Management Agency for Federal Emergency Management Agency imagery, video and audio materials that are not copyrighted.
Job Action Sheets—Written statements developed to describe specific actions or activities associated with the different phases of an emergency response. They can help clarify the functional roles and responsibilities of volunteers during an exercise or deployment.
Duval County Medical Reserve Corps
Miami-Dade MRC—Samples of letters, emails, agendas and other materials developed and used by the Miami-Dade Medical Reserve Corps
Find Medical Reserve Corp Units—Contact Information—Contact information for all Florida Medical Reserve Corps Network sites.
Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator Position Description—Sample position description for Medical Reserve Corps Coordinators developed from a review of commonly performed activities. Provides sample: essential functions; work tasks; qualifications; knowledge, skills and abilities; and work conditions
Medical Reserve Corps Unit handbook examples—Examples of handbooks developed by local Florida Medical Reserve Corps Units.
Okaloosa—Walton Medical Reserve Corps
Palm Beach Medical Reserve Corps "Go Bag"—Picture showing an inventory of supplies that make up a volunteer go kit. Use the attached PowerPoint slide picture as the link for this document.
2012-13 MRC Workbook—Excel workbook submitted by each Florida MRC Network Program Unit for 2012-13 funding. Action plan, spending plan, allowable purchases with grant funding, and submittal instructions.
Bylaws—Governing Body Sample—Medical Reserve Corps can choose between the need for Governing Body or Organizational Bylaws. This document can be used as a model for developing local Advisory Council, Board or Steering Committee Bylaws
Bylaws—Organization Sample—Medical Reserve Corps can choose between the need for Governing Body or Organizational Bylaws. This document can be used as a model for developing organizational Bylaws.
Code of Ethics and Attestation—Standards of conduct that apply to Department of Health Employees also apply to Medical Reserve Corps volunteers covered under Florida Statutes Chapter 110. Volunteers should receive a copy of this Code of Ethics. A signed attestation should be placed in the volunteer's file. This may take the place of or be used in conjunction with any locally developed Medical Reserve Corps site Code of Conduct
Florida Department of Health—Code of Ethics
Training Plan—Sample of a management training plan. Contains an overall Medical Reserve Corps administrative training plan and an example of a local site available training matrix.
Volunteer Position Descriptions—Sample volunteer position descriptions for Licensed Health Care Provider and Non health care support using the form required for Florida Statutes Chapter 110 volunteers.
Guide to Medical Reserve Corps Unit Leader Transitions—A checklist designed to help make the transition to a new Medical Reserve Corps unit leader as smooth as possible, allowing your Medical Reserve Corps unit to develop and grow even during the transition period.
Medical Reserve Corps Quality Improvement (QI) Visit Agenda—The agenda used during a Medical Reserve Corps QI visit in order to build the capacity of the Florida Medical Reserve Corps network by sharing resources, information and best practices for improved processes/operations.
Medical Reserve Corps QI Visit Assessment Tool—The QI Visit Assessment Tool is used in the quality improvement process and can provide guidance that will assist the Medical Reserve Corps unit in identifying area(s) that the Medical Reserve Corps may need technical assistance and/or additional resources, as well as to identify priorities for organizational development.
Media Release Examples—Example of a form used by Medical Reserve Corps units that are part of the County Health Department to obtain permission to use volunteer pictures etc.
Florida Department of Health Photo Release Form
Medical Reserve Corps Media Release—Example of the form that can be used by non-profits to obtain permission to use volunteer pictures etc.
Medical Reserve Corps Interest Cards—Ready to print half page Medical Reserve Corps informational handout. This can be printed on card stock and used for meetings, exhibits or other community events. Text can be changed to reflect local contact information
Newsletter Template—Microsoft Word template that can be used to create a newsletter for communicating with volunteers.
Recruitment Plan—Example of an action oriented plan for increasing the number of Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers. Contains activities, implementation steps, responsibility, time frames and expected outcomes.
ESF-8 Health and Medical—PowerPoint presentation that provides the basics of Emergency Support Function 8 and the 1-2-3's of ESF-8 Activation. This presentation can be included as part of new Volunteer Orientation.
IS-100.b—A FEMA Training Course - Introduction to Incident Command System as taught by the Florida Keys Area Health Education Center, Inc.
IS-700.a (NIMS)—A FEMA Training Course - NIMS An Introduction as taught by the Florida Keys Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Medical Reserve Corps TRAIN—Link to the national Medical Reserve Corps Website where you can find out about and register for "TRAIN" a learning management system with a centralized, searchable database of courses relevant to public health.
Orientation Agenda—Sample agenda for a local Medical Reserve Corps volunteer orientation session.
Training Evaluation Samples—Sample forms that can be used to evaluate training. The first sample is designed for classroom or Web based instructional training and the second for a drill or exercise. MRCs can adapt or include additional space for comments, add training specific questions and add instructions for returning the forms.