Osceola County Emergency Management Department
February 15, 2013
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program coordinates the skills of practicing and retired physicians, nurses, and other health professionals as well as other citizens interested in health issues. MRC is comprised of volunteers who are eager to help address their community’s ongoing public health needs and aid their community during a large-scale emergency situation.
Local community leaders will develop their own MRC Units and identify the duties of the MRC volunteers according to specific community needs. For example, MRC volunteers may deliver necessary public health services during a crisis by assisting emergency response teams with patients and providing care directly to those with less serious injuries.
MRC volunteers may also serve a vital role by assisting their communities with ongoing public health needs such as immunizations, screenings, and health and nutrition education. Once established, the specific utilization of the MRC Unit is determined locally. The MRC Unit will make decisions with the local officials, including the local Citizen Corps Council, about when community MRC will be activated.
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