Medical Reserve Corps

Welcome to the Burlington County Medical Reserve Corps

The mission of the Burlington County Medical Reserve Corps (BCMRC) is to improve the 
health and safety of communities by organizing and utilizing public health, medical and other 
volunteers. One aspect of the BCMRC is to enhance the County‚Äôs emergency preparedness 
by ensuring that a trained group of healthcare professionals and community volunteers are 
ready to respond to public health emergencies. 

Anyone with an interest in health issues can volunteer. We need licensed or certified health 
care professionals, practicing or retired, living or working in Burlington County. We also 
need community volunteers such as interpreters, chaplains, social workers and support staff.

To become a Burlington County Medical Reserve Corps member, please contact us at 609-265-5548 or visit and be sure to select Burlington County.

MRC Ad May 2015
BCMRC Training Information
Training Requirements

Welcome to the Burlington County Medical Reserve Corps training page. All Burlington County Medical Reserve Corp volunteers are required to complete these 8 core courses within the first year of joining. BCMRC Core Courses are:

  • ICS 100 and NIMS 700*
  • Psychological First Aid*
  • Family Preparedness
  • PPE and Fit Testing
  • BT 101
  • Chemical and Radiological Awareness
  • POD Management
  • Orientation to Public Health*
(*currently available online, please see links below)

Previous Trainings

Members that have attended trainings not sponsored by the BCMRC but are similar to the 
core courses may submit certificate of attendance/completion and will receive credit for that 

Training Registration

Registration for all BCMRC courses will be done through the New Jersey Learning 
Management Network, This system posts a variety of public health 
trainings across the state and will now post BCMRC training courses.

Please take a moment and read the directions below on NJLMN and how to set up an account 
or how to access an account. An active e-mail address is needed to have an account.
Burlington County Medical Reserve Corps New Jersey Learning Management Network 

Monthly MRC Modules Each month the BCMRC offers free training courses to its members.

To register for the training, please visit the New Jersey Learning Management Network,

Previous Training Information

For questions regarding BCMRC trainings and requirements, please contact:

Burlington County Health Department
15 Pioneer Blvd Westampton, NJ 08060 Fax- 609-265-3152 

On-Line Course Offerings

Orientation to Public Health
Orientation to Public Health" is a web-based course that provides learners with a basic 
understanding of public health's mission and functions. Designed to orient newly hired 
support, technical staff and volunteers to the field, the course consists of two parts: 
  • Part One introduces the mission and six obligations of public health
  • Part Two explains the ten essential services.
The course uses the metaphor of a computer-based new worker orientation to present 
information. By reading e-mails, completing assigned tasks, and participating in simulated desktop conferences, the learner discovers that public health is very much a part of everyday 
life, and learns how many different agencies work to carry out its mission. 
Upon completion of the course please print the certificate and mail or fax (609-265-3152) to 
Heather Scotto at the Burlington County Health Department.

Psychological First Aid
(Scroll down to Psychosocial Aspects of Bioterrorism and Disaster Response for Public Health Professionals and log in to take the course) 
This training will focus on enhancing the knowledge of public health professionals on the 
Psychosocial aspects of Bioterrorism and Disaster Response. Public health professionals will 
learn the psychological response to critical incidents so they can diminish the risk of hysteria 
in the population at large. Included will be a case based training to demonstrate participant`s 
ability to manage community response during a traumatic incident.


Understand human behavior in disaster, including factors affecting individual responses to 
disaster, phases of disaster, `at risk` groups, concepts of loss and grief, post disaster stress, 
and the disaster recovery process. 
Understand the organizational aspects of disaster response and recovery, including key roles, 
responsibilities, and resources; local, State, Federal, and voluntary agency programs; and 
how to link disaster survivors with appropriate resources and services. 
Understand how to intervene effectively with special populations in disaster, including 
children, older adults, people with disabilities, ethnic, and cultural groups indigenous to the 
area, and the disenfranchised or people living in poverty with few resources. 
Understand the stress inherent in disaster work and recognize and manage that stress for 
themselves and with other workers.

Incident Command System (ICS) 100
ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command 
System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes 
the history, features, principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command 
System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management 
System (NIMS). 
Upon completion of the course please print the certificate and mail or fax (609-265-3152) to 
Heather Scotto at the Burlington County Health Department.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) 700
This course introduces NIMS and takes approximately three hours to complete. It explains 
the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS. What will I be able to do 
when I finish this course?

  • Describe the key concepts and principles underlying NIMS.
  • Identify the benefits of using ICS as the national incident management model.
  • Describe when it is appropriate to institute an Area Command.
  • Describe when it is appropriate to institute a Multi agency Coordination System.
  • Describe the benefits of using a Joint Information System (JIS) for public information. 
  • Identify the ways in which NIMS affects preparedness.
  • Describe how NIMS affects how resources are managed.
  • Describe the advantages of common communication and information management systems. 
  • Explain how NIMS influences technology and technology systems.
  • Describe the purpose of the NIMS Integration Center.