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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Medical Reserve Corps

The Yavapai County Medical Reserve Corps was formed in 2003 to establish a team of active and retired medical professionals, non-medical laypersons, and public health professionals to help during medical or public health threats or emergencies that overwhelm current hospital resources.

Yavapai County Medical Reserve Corps logoSince the events of 9/11, the MRC has played an important role in our county preparedness and response strategy.  MRC volunteers may be called to participate in responses for mass vaccination or antibiotic dispensing, mass medical care, disease control, or providing for the health needs of vulnerable populations, including sheltering.

Medical Reserve Corps logoMRC volunteers are required to complete a background check, license verifications, a CPR class, two FEMA emergency preparedness classes and participate in local disaster drills and exercises. Volunteers also receive quarterly newsletters.

For information on the MRC program, visit mrc.hhs.gov/HomePage .  If you are 18 or older and interested in becoming an MRC volunteer, complete and return our volunteer application to the address listed on the application.

If you have questions and would like more information about the MRC program, please contact us at  (928) 442-5487 or email web.phep@yavapai.us.

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