Purpose of a Medical Reserve Corp
- Draw Health Professionals and Concerned Citizens into volunteer service
- Train members to respond better to the needs of individual communities, thereby enhancing local emergency response efforts
- Create a framework to match volunteer skills with their community needs
- Provide opportunity at the community level to respond to local health needs and priorities
A Medical Reserve Corp [MRC] provides medical assistance with sudden emergencies including but not limited to : fires, tornadoes, floods, plane crashes, chemical spills, terrorism incidents, explosions, unusual disease outbreaks or suspected bio-terrorism incidents that may require a massive immunization of people or distribution of preventative medications. This valuable resource can also be utilized in other ways through community outreach and education.
An MRC can be used to supplement existing emergency services when a disaster is of a magnitude that overwhelms existing resources. In addition, an MRC can provide relief for overworked personnel in the event of an emergency. For instance, during an infectious disease outbreak, the MRC can help administer medication in a timely manner to maintain quality of care and minimize panic.
Douglas County Medical Reserve Corps
E-mail: Leon Duncan
1250 E. US Highway 36
Tuscola, IL 61953