Medical Reserve Corps.
Local or national disasters can affect Delaware County at any time and you can be ready to help!
You can help your community during emergency situations by joining the Delaware County Medical Reserve Corps (DC-MRC). The DC- MRC provides an opportunity to volunteer and become fully prepared for a disaster.
There is something you can do; medical and non-medical volunteers are needed during your community’s greatest need, during a disaster.
Here is your opportunity! The training you will receive will prepare you to assist during a disaster; the commitment is intermittent enough not to be a burden in your busy schedule. Don’t just sit there and watch and wonder what you can do during a disaster. Stand up and help those in greatest need. The DC- MRC is giving you the opportunity to serve.
The DC-MRC was established in June 2007. We are in need of licensed, certified or recently retired medical providers and licensed or paraprofessional behavioral health providers to register with the program. The DC-MRC is comprised of licensed health and medical professionals, including nurses, nurse practitioners, veterinarians, pharmacists, doctors, chiropractors, physician assistants, dentists, and others, and non-medical volunteers who will assist and support county efforts.
The Delaware County MRC program is a collaboration among emergency management, emergency medical services, hospital-based services, medical providers and is coordinated through the Delaware General Health District.
Major emergencies and disasters involving injury or disease to large numbers of people can overwhelm full-time emergency response personnel within the first 12 to 72 hours. Volunteers can provide an important "surge" capacity (increase in trained people needed to respond during an emergency) during these critical early hours and supplement medical and health personnel shortages.
The MRC helps fill these gaps with volunteers who've been organized, trained, assigned and pre-credentialed to assist where their expertise is best applied.
By registering and obtaining the required training you will be able to perform what you are qualified to assist with during a disaster as soon as you get to the location.
If you are a just-in-time volunteer, you will have to wait in line to get registered, credentialed, and trained in the Incident Command System and National Incident Management System before you get to do what you came there to do in a disaster. That will be frustrating.
If you are interested in participating in our disaster relief efforts, we welcome you to register as soon as possible.
As soon as you have become part of the DC-MRC
Those who intend to come and help us during a disaster then please register and be a part of DC-MRC you will be on the road to helping people during a disaster faster than ever.
For immediate answers to your questions contact the DC- MRC recruiter.
The application process requires volunteers to supply personal information including your employment history, education and training, as well as information about your interests, availability and commitment to MRC. In addition a criminal background check may be performed and any medical licenses will be verified.
It is important that you know the application itself is quite lengthy (approximately 45 minutes to complete). It will shorten the length of time it takes to complete the application if you have all pertinent information such as license or certification numbers available, as well as information on education or training you have completed.
To register please visit the State of Ohio MRC.