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Lord Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps

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Lord Fairfax MRC: Local Overview

  • Formed in 2003
  • Serves 6 jurisdictions in the Shenandoah Valley; including 5 counties: Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, Warren and the City of Winchester.
  • Operates under the direction of the Lord Fairfax Health District and the Citizen Corps Council.

What is the Medical Reserve Corps?


National Overview

  • When the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 occurred, there were a flood of volunteers to help with the rescue and recovery process.
  • Before 9/11/2001 volunteers were not pre-registered to respond to an emergency, volunteers just showed up.
  • Many lessons were learned from September 11, 2001 in regards to volunteer management, organization and response.
  • Former President Bush’s expansion of Citizen Corps during his 2002 State of Union Address, and the Medical Reserve Corps was implemented to help alleviate the issues of volunteer management during an emergency.
  • Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the Surgeon General.
  • The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) program coordinates the skills of practicing and retired medical professionals, as well as other citizens interested in health issues who are eager to address their communities’ health needs during an emergency and helping with important Public Health Initiatives.
  • Prepares volunteers in advance for emergencies.

Last Updated: 06-30-2014

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