The mission of the Montgomery County Medical Reserve Corps is to organize and utilize medical and non-medical volunteers to strengthen Montgomery County’s public health, emergency response, and community resiliency.
At the heart of Montgomery County Public Health District lies the county’s Medical Reserve Corps which began in September 2010. Our unit serves the community by providing surge capacity in local disasters, including assistance in mass prophylaxis, vaccination clinics, and other major public health needs. The purpose of our unit is to supplement existing emergency response capabilities and public health infrastructure by working closely with several community partners, such as Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, Citizens Emergency Response Teams (CERT), United Way, Red Cross, and other county resources in an effort to develop a coordinated response to disasters.
MRC in Action 2019
To achieve our mission and objectives, we utilize volunteers within our community. Don’t let our name fool you, our volunteers come from all backgrounds. We welcome medical volunteers, (nurses, doctors, medics, etc.) and non-medical volunteers (students, teachers, administrators, etc.).