Medical Reserve Corps
Since the tragic events of
September 11, 2001, and more recently hurricanes Katrina and Rita, communities
across the nation have been pulling together to improve their level of disaster
preparedness. Public safety and emergency management agencies, as well as
the health care community, have forged relationships with their communities to
become better prepared.
You Can Help
As a member of our community; your assistance is greatly needed. One of the ways you can help your community and your neighbors is by volunteering your time and skills in the event of a disaster or other public health emergency. A nationwide initiative of the federal government known as the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is recruiting medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, paramedics and mental health professionals, as well as citizens with non-medical backgrounds, to volunteer in their community during emergency situations that require a widespread medical or public health response.
By volunteering here in the Zanesville & Muskingum County area, you would participate in and become a member of our local Medical Reserve Corps. As a volunteer, your skills and service would aid in responding to community members who may be victims of large scale disasters or infectious disease outbreaks.
MRC members provide assistance and depth to our local emergency response teams, public health, and health care infrastructure. This assistance may prove to be vital to our community's operational stability during the first hours and days following an incident. MRC members may also have the opportunity to assist outside of our local area, as many MRC members across our Nation chose to do following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
All Experience Levels, Backgrounds Needed
Regardless of your professional background, local volunteers are needed to roll up their sleeves and help their community during an emergency. While we recognize your first duty is to your family and your job, we urge you to register as a MRC volunteer.
Email Bonnie Kirsch or call 454-9741 extension 261.