Want to help your community be more prepared for emergency situations? Then Douglas County Medical Reserve Corp is for you! We are seeking volunteers from all walks of life and professions to help with a wide variety of activities. MRC meets for approximately 1 hour a month and provides all necessary training.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of approximately 200,000 volunteers who help make their communities stronger and healthier during disasters and every day. Volunteers are organized into community-based units that work to improve local emergency response capabilities, reduce potential public health risks and vulnerabilities, and build community preparedness and resilience.
They prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks. MRC volunteers also regularly contribute to community preparedness—engaging in activities like CPR/AED training and assisting with community vaccination clinics.
Interested? Call the Health Department @ 217-253-4137 and ask for the MRC Director!
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