Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers
If you are a medical professional seeking to serve your community, the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) might be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. The MRC is an organization of licensed health and medical professionals who volunteer and assist public health staff in the event of an emergency.
Washington County MRC is comprised of licensed healthcare professionals from a variety of disciplines which include alternative care providers. Volunteers participate in training activities, community outreach, and emergency response.
Medical Reserve Corps volunteers donated over 1200 hours in 2016, augmenting public health outreach, providing emergency preparedness education and participating in other worthwhile endeavors. These are some of ways MRC volunteers contributed:
Serving: Helping partner agencies such as Medical Teams International
- Collaborating: At vaccination clinics and with numerous partner agencies
- Teaching: Compression only CPR, CPR/AED certification, First Aid certification, Emergency Preparedness and Listos (preparedness classes in Spanish)
- Learning: Trainings including Basic Disaster Life Support, Advanced Disaster Life Support, Triage, Wilderness First Aid and other exciting courses
- Practicing: Setting up secondary and tertiary medical care for a simulated disaster response exercise with area Community Emergency Response Teams
Washington County's MRC Unit is one of 14 units in Oregon. Read about the National MRC inception, interesting facts and data on the Medical Reserve Corps Fact Sheet (PDF).