redesigned its volunteer
training program in 2008
and welcomed 84
volunteers to at least
one of our six sessions.
The feedback we received
from attendees was
insightful: the new
training format and
materials were very well
received, and attendees
were eager to move to
the next level and
practice their skills in
drills or exercises! Our
training incorporates these
suggestions and offers a
variety of training
opportunities. Some of
these venues are
designed for first-time
attendees, while others
afford all volunteers
the opportunity to
practice in a real world
Public Health Preparedness Training
We offer three ways for Windsor and South Windsor residents to receive
Public Health Preparedness training. They are (1) classroom training, (2)
satellite broadcasts and (3) online training. In this and future
newsletters we will be alerting you to upcoming training opportunities.
The training opportunities will be organized by category: Classroom
Training, Satellite Broadcast and Online Training. Please take advantage
of as many training opportunities as you can fit into your schedule.
Remember, the more training you receive the better prepared you are to
help your family and your community respond to public health emergencies.
TRAINConnecticut is an online training resource for public health volunteers and
professionals. As part of our contract with the State, MDA #31 is
required to have all its public health emergency response volunteers
register on this website. Doing so allows us to maintain training
records centrally. If you have not already registered, please visit http://ct.train.org today.
instructions are available. If you don’t have computer access at
home, feel free to ask your local librarian for assistance:
èLeeann Costello at the Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad
èGaye Rizzo at the
èMary Etter at the South Windsor Public Library, 1550
Sullivan Ave., South Windsor.
You can search the course database by various
criteria including course ID# - here are a few courses you may find