Macoupin County Medical Reserve Corps
The Macoupin County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a volunteer group recruited trained, and maintained through the Macoupin County Public Health Department. MRC volunteers participate in annual public health training opportunities. In addition to public health emergencies, MRC volunteers learn the skills needed to respond to all Macoupin County disasters. All communication among volunteers is through phone or e-mail. As of now, there is not a committment to monthly meetings. We are recruiting medical and non-medical volunteers who would be ready and willing to assist during a diasaster, if needed. Prior experience in emergency response is not needed as we provide training, but experience is definitely welcomed.
The Macoupin County Medical Reserve Corps operates under the following mission statement:
‘Emergency response begins at the local level. The Macoupin County Medical Reserve Corps has been established to supplement the emergency response functions of Macoupin County, including response to Public Health disasters (pandemic influenza/ bio-terrorism), tornadoes, floods, chemical spills, earthquakes, etc. The MRC provides opportunities for citizens to train in response activities to better assist their communities and their families.’
Be your community’s emergency response resource. Join the Medical Reserve Corps today.
Medical Reserve Corps Resources:
To become an MRC volunteer, complete the MRC Application and return it to the Macoupin County Public Health Department (112 South Macoupin Street, Gillespie, IL 62033).
For more information regarding the Macoupin County Medical Reserve Corps, call 217-839-4111 or 217-839-4103, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or check out the Macoupin County Medical Reserve Corps page on Facebook.
For more information regarding the federal Medical Reserve Corps program, go to http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/HomePage.