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Your community needs your assistance during public health emergencies.  Please consider joining your local Medical Reserve Corps.

What is the Medical Reserve Corps?

• The MRC assists the counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton and cities of Franklin and
  Suffolk in their response to medical emergencies such as bioterrorism incidents, large
  communicable disease outbreaks and natural disasters
• The MRC operates under the direction of the Western Tidewater Health District
• To learn more go to: or

Who can volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps?

• Practicing or retired medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, emergency medical
   technicians, pharmacists, veterinarians, and nursing and pharmacy assistants
• Community members without medical training

What do MRC volunteers do?

• Provide an important surge capacity during a large-scale medical emergency
• Assist with mass immunization or preventive medicine distribution clinics
• Assist with the management of large communicable disease outbreaks
• Assist with the distribution of the Strategic National Stockpile supplies and equipment
• Augment medical staff shortages at local medical facilities
• Assist with administrative and other essential support functions

What is the time commitment under non-emergency conditions?
• Orientation - 2 hours
2-3 hours per year training time
• Drills available to augment training

How do I sign up?
By completing an application in the Virginia Volunteer Health System.



Last Updated: 06-30-2014

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