Tristate Medical Reserve Corps – Warren County Unit
As part of a nationwide initiative, the Warren County Unit of the Tristate 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 this community during public health emergencies that require a widespread medical or public health response.
Events such as September 11, 2001, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the H1N1 outbreak have highlighted the importance of communities uniting to improve the level of disaster preparedness. Emerging and resurging disease outbreaks are only some of the threats public health will face in the coming years. Volunteers in the MRC have the opportunity to utilize their skills to assist other community members during events such as large-scale disasters or infectious disease outbreaks.
MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers – medical professionals and others – who want to donate their time and expertise to provide assistance and depth to 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 event. MRC members may also have the opportunity to assist outside of their county and Tristate, as many chose to do following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Visit the Tristate Medical Reserve Corps website to get additional information on how to join.