Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

What is Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps?

Wasco County MRC is part of a nationwide network of locally-based volunteer units that train and prepare community members to help with disaster response when emergency personnel are overwhelmed. MRC members can also volunteer in the community in non-disaster times, if they choose.

Who can join?

Wasco County MRC recruits licensed health professionals from all fields, as well as unlicensed volunteers to act as support staff.

Can your community count on you?

What if my medical license is no longer active?

You can still be a volunteer– during times of emergency, the Oregon State Governor may allow retired medical professionals to practice. Retired professionals are integral to the sustainability of many MRC units.

What does an MRC volunteer do?

Do I have to live or work in Wasco County?

No! Wasco County MRC is intended as a resource for the entire mid-Columbia region. Everyone is encouraged to join!

How do I sign up?

Registration is easy!

Are there requirements to be a volunteer?

To be an active volunteer, you must:

1. Attend a Volunteer Orientation
Contact Leela Patel at 541-506-2602 or leelap@co.wasco.or.us to find upcoming dates.

2. Complete two Incident Command System (ICS) courses
These will help prepare you to integrate with emergency responders during a disaster.
1. IS-100.b: Introduction to Incident Command System
2. IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction
Take these courses online at http://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.asp?page=all or in-classroom through Wasco County MRC.

3. Get as involved as you wish!
You are encouraged to attend Wasco County MRC meetings, trainings, county-wide emergency response exercises, and volunteer activities.

What can I gain from volunteering?

Want to learn more?

Contact Leela Patel at 541-506-2602 or leelap@co.wasco.or.us.
Visit Wasco County's MRC website at http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/detail.asp?id=2464.

 

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