The Yavapai County Medical Reserve Corps was formed in 2003 to establish a team of active and retired medical professionals, non-medical laypersons, and public health professionals to help during medical or public health threats or emergencies that overwhelm current hospital resources.
Since the events of 9/11, the MRC has played an important role in our county preparedness and response strategy. MRC volunteers may be called to participate in responses for mass vaccination or antibiotic dispensing, mass medical care, disease control, or providing for the health needs of vulnerable populations, including sheltering.
MRC volunteers receive training in CPR/First Aid, participate in local disaster drills and exercises, and take required web-based FEMA courses. Volunteers also receive quarterly newsletters.
For information on the MRC program, visit www.medicalreservecorps.gov. If you are 18 or older and interested in becoming an MRC volunteer, complete and return our volunteer application. Medical and nonmedical volunteers are welcome (licensure and credentials of medical applicants will be verified).