One of the main purposes of the Maui County Health Volunteers is to have a group of trained people who know each other and have experience working together, ready to assist in the event of a disaster. To this aim, we offer a wide range of trainings, non-emergency volunteer opportunities, and mock emergency scenarios for members to “practice” skills related to emergency response. Some of these are required, some recommended, and others purely optional. Our training list (below) is based on the “core competencies” established by the national Medical Reserve Corps leadership.

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Required trainings:

  • Orientation
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Volunteer & Worker Safety During Response (bloodborne pathogens and personal protective equipment),
  • Public Health Response to Influenza and other Pandemics
  • Intro to the Incident Command System (FEMA 100)*
  • National Incident Management System (FEMA 700)*

*You may take these at home and forward the certificates to us, or you may come into our office to use our computers (call to arrange a time). Both can be found at the FEMA Course list at

Please call Rachel at 243-8649 if you need any technical (or other) assistance or wish to schedule a time to take any training classes in the peace and quiet of our office.