What if our community was faced with…
- A Category 4 Hurricane, Tornado Or Flood
- An Influenza Pandemic
- A Biological Terrorist Attack
- An Industrial Chemical Explosion
Would We Be Prepared? Not Without Your Help!
Have you wanted to do something to help before? By joining the PENINSULA MRC unit you can be ready to respond. We need 5,000 MRC volunteers that are passionate and committed to Protecting the Health of Virginia.The PENINSULA MRC is a group of volunteer health care professionals and community members protecting the health of: The cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City, and York.
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Can we count on YOU in an emergency? Medical and non-medical volunteers are needed NOW!
Volunteers are encouraged to volunteer in a Unit where they reside. The Peninsula MRC Unit covers Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Poquoson, Newport News, and Hampton. Membership in the Peninsula Medical Reserve Corps requires the following:
- On-line application (click ‘Become a Volunteer’)
a. Once the application is completed, you will be notified on how/where to complete:
- On-line Orientation
- ICS-100 (FEMA online or classroom based)
- ICS-700 – highly recommended (FEMA online or classroom based)
- Background Investigation (at MRC expense)
You are also required to maintain you email address and phone number (at a minimum) for emergency and non-emergency service alert opportunities.
Once these are completed and you are approved in the volunteer database, Peninsula MRC Volunteers will be able to engage in a variety of public health outreach events, participate in emergency exercises, and serve during disasters. There will also be opportunities to further train for specific teams such as shelter, mass fatality, animal welfare, public health outreach, preparedness, etc. Please take a moment to review our training matrix and training calendar (right frame), and read our FAQ’s.
For more information about MRC, you may view the video below:
Peninsula Medical Reserve Corps on You Tube
The Peninsula Medical Reserve Corps(MRC)
The Peninsula MRC unit’s mission is to augment and assist existing community operations during large-scale emergencies, aid in the response to pressing health care needs, and improve community emergency preparedness.