The County of Delaware is pleased to join an exciting national initiative geared toward encouraging individuals to volunteer to assist during public health events. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a branch of Citizen Corps and offers medical professionals and other non-medically qualified volunteers the opportunity to receive training and to be part of a team to support a broad range of emergency/disaster responses to help our fellow citizens in the county.
You are invited to learn more about this initiative at an informational/orientation session to be held:
Wednesday evening, March 2, 2011
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Delaware County Intermediate Unit
200 Yale Avenue, Morton
Please RSVP by calling
by February 25, 2011
Medical Reserve Corps started after the events of September 11th. With the tragedies in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, many citizens wanted to help but there were significant challenges with identifying, training and credentialing them in time of need. MRC volunteers are part of a larger system of preparedness and response. Participants attend important trainings on Psychological First Aid, Public Health Preparedness, general emergency and disaster response, and other topics. MRC volunteers also participate in important exercises that test our county and regional emergency response. They are seen, not as first responders, but as valuable resources in the national Incident Command System (ICS). Medical Reserve Corps volunteers may be medically qualified and experienced professionals such as nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, physician assistants, medics, psychiatrists and psychologists. MRC volunteers may also be non-medically qualified individuals across a broad range of skills and expertise like leadership, personnel management, security, logistics, communications, etc. Specific skills and experience are nice…but the willingness to volunteer is what really counts!
A representative from Delaware County Council, the Director of Intercommunity Health and the Southeastern PA Regional Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator will be on-hand to discuss how you can be part of this vital community service. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us! Download Flyer