Medical Reserve Corps

Medical Reserve Corps of Monroe County MOMonroe County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a civilian volunteer corps established in 2011, primarily designed to supplement emergency medical resources and the public health department. The MRC is intended to supplement the resources of the existing community emergency medical response system, as well as contribute to meeting the public health needs of the community throughout the year.

mrcDuring emergencies, MRC volunteers may also provide volunteers that assist the local ambulance district during a mass casualty incident; the local health department during mass vaccinations or other public health emergency; the Red Cross to staff emergency shelters; to dispense first aid at a large-scale event, or to assist with firefighter rehab during a large fire.

What is the purpose of a MRC?

  • Recruits health professionals and non medical people into volunteer service
  • Train and educate members
  • Assist with surge personnel needs
  • Participate in non-emergency essential public health services, such as health education and community outreach
  • Integrates volunteers and first responders for emergency response

mrcWhat do I gain from volunteering?

As a volunteer, you will gain personal satisfaction, a chance to make a difference in your community, an opportunity to network in your community, and knowledge that you are part of a community-wide emergency response effort.

 

Can we count on you?

As a volunteer, your community may need your skills when:

  • Local resources are stretched by an epidemic or infectious disease that requires mass vaccination or medication dispensing
  • Education and preventative measures are needed
  • Other emergencies occur, such as severe weather or other natural disasters
  • Large numbers of people are sick or injured

mrc volunteerWhy join today?

In a disaster, everyone wants to help. Lessons learned from 9/11 and severe weather show that many volunteers who show up to help cannot be used. The pre-registering and pre-credentialing of volunteers allows the Monroe County MRC to match the skills of the volunteers to the needs of the region. This increases the efficiency of volunteer assignments and reduces the work of processing volunteers during an emergency.

 

MRC Director: Paula Delaney, MBA
MRC Coordinator: Linda Wilkerson, RN