Medical Reserve Corps

What the Medical Reserve Corps Is

Register to VolunteerThe national Medical Reserve Corps program was established after President Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country.

It is a partner program with Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security. Citizen Corps, along with AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Peace Corps is part of the President’s USA Freedom Corps, which promotes volunteerism and service nationwide. The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a group of highly trained medical and non-medical citizens dedicated to supporting the county during public health emergencies or natural disasters. Register for the Medical Reserve Corps, your community needs you!

The Denton County Plan

Denton County’s goal is to identify and train over 2,000 medical and non-medical volunteers to respond during a disaster. During Hurricane Katrina and September 11, 2001, thousands of well-meaning Americans rushed to Louisiana and New York City to offer assistance. However many were turned away because they had not been trained to respond in concert with emergency responders at the state, local and federal levels. The Medical Reserve Corps ensures that when large numbers of Americans are injured or exposed to a health hazard, they can be treated or cared for expeditiously. Though we have a significant need for medical people with all specialties, we also need a team of non-medical people to support their efforts during a disaster.