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APPLICATION

Fill out this application form if you would like to apply to the Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps. Send all application emails and questions to administration@berkeleymrc.org.

The primary contact for the application process is the Deputy Director of Administration.

The application process is as follows:

  1. Complete the Membership Application by September 18th at 11:59 PM.

  2. Attend a Skills Training session

  3. Pass Skills Testing, which includes BLS level trauma and medical assessments

  4. ​Pass Physical Testing​

  5. Complete ICS 100.b and ICS 700.a (http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.aspx

  6. Attend in-person New Member Academy to complete onboarding

Required documentation will be submitted through the application and includes: Driver's License/ID, BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers card, ICS 100 and 700 certificates, medical license, and an appropriate ID photo taken against a white background.

New Member Testing:
  • Tuesday, September 15th from 1900-2100 at Spieker Plaza

  • Wednesday, September 16th from 1900-2100 at Spieker Plaza

New Member Academy:
  • Saturday, September 19th from 1000-1600 at Spieker Plaza

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY
  • Only EMTs, AEMTs, and EMT-Ps from UC Berkeley or the surrounding community will be recruited into the BMRC*

  • You may join with only an NREMT certification, pending approval of your CA license

  • UC Berkeley affiliates or alumni residing within any of the nine San Francisco Bay Area Counties may join the BMRC during Fall 2020 even if they intend to primarily reside outside of Berkeley, provided they are able to attend mandatory testing and training in Berkeley.

 

*BMRC is not currently positioned to support volunteers who hold other medical licenses (RN, MD, DO, PharmD, PsyD, etc.). These prospective volunteers should be diverted to neighboring MRCs, CALMAT, or the County DHV unit. UC Berkeley affiliates or BMRC alumni who now hold additional licenses can maintain membership and involvement with the BMRC.

**WE ARE ACTIVELY RECRUITING FOR FALL 2020 TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING DISASTER MEDICAL RESPONSE NEEDS**

TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
DEPLOYABLE VS. NON-DEPLOYABLE STATUS

 

In light of COVID-19, we are revising our policy on “active/inactive” members. Instead, BMRC members will either be deployable or non-deployable, such that you can remain a member of the BMRC and participate where you can, even if for a semester or two you are unavailable to deploy. You may remain non-deployable for two consecutive semesters with the BMRC before needing to reapply.

 

  • Remain deployable in the BMRC if you will:

    • Primarily reside within the SF Bay Area during Fall 2020
            AND

    • Are available for deployments (COVID-19, wildfires, campus incidents, or beyond)

  • Become non-deployable if:

    • You will reside outside the SF Bay Area

                    OR

    • Are unavailable for deployments

    • If you are Non-Deployable:

      • You will not be removed from DHV and will still receive any State EMSA deployments through DHV (but you should join your local MRC/County DHV unit)

      • You will not be removed from Slack or the general listserv so can still keep tabs on BMRC

      • You may still get involved in any remote BMRC opportunities that arise (i.e online first aid/STB classes)

      • You are very welcome to attend any online guest lectures/trainings held during Fall 2020

  • Terminate membership with BMRC if:

    • You do not ever expect to deploy with the BMRC for the foreseeable future and are moving on to new chapters in life :)

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Essential training and onboarding for new members will be required and delivered online where possible and in-person when not, to maintain a minimum level of training with BMRC equipment. Further communication on new member training requirements will be delivered.

  • There will be no minimum training attendance requirements for continuing members in Fall 2020 (except only in truly essential instances like a protocol update)

  • Online guest lectures or other online training opportunities may still continue for all members (deployable or non-deployable) to attend

EVENT STAFFING

  • There will be no regular campus events to staff in Fall 2020 (i.e Cal Football games)

  • No minimum event staffing or deployment requirement