The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security through locally based & organized volunteers who prepare for and respond to emergencies. And we need you!
Medical and non-medical people are needed to:
- Participate in exercises & community disaster drills
- Train with emergency responders
- Support local public health
Just recently, MRC volunteers stepped in to help in late June when construction workers accidentally ruptured a 15-inch water line in Anna one evening, leaving the Collin County city with little or no water pressure.
By the next morning, MRC volunteers were on the scene and set up, helping pass out bottled water to residents. In the three days it took to get water pressure back up and flowing, more than 80 MRC worked in shifts to help pass out almost 30,000 bottles of water to a few thousands households affected by the break.
And that’s what they need: more people trained and ready to step in and lend a hand when the unexpected happens our way.
It's easy to become an MRC volunteer. Here are the only requirements:
- Adults only, please. Anyone over 18 years old is welcome to sign up. Children 16 and older are also able to join, but must have parental consent.
Consent to a background check. Our volunteers have a lot of responsibility. For us to ensure the safety of our staff, other volunteers, and the public, all volunteers must pass a criminal background check.
Non-medical volunteers are needed, too. Over two-thirds of our MRC volunteers have no formal medical training or licensing. We need everyone: secretaries, programmers, hams, teachers, stay at home parents, and retirees. Of course, our RNs, LVNs, MDs, DDSs, EMTs, and many other medical professionals are needed as well. Even if your license isn't current, your knowledge and experience are invaluable.
Attend orientation. Throughout the year, we'll host an in-person orientation training. You'll also be able to attend any of our trainings, exercises, or other events.
For more information, contact our MRC Coordinator,
Rebecca Drekmann at 972-548-5539, or login to the
MRC website here. You can get things started online.
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