from all walks of life, join the
Bristol County Medical Reserve Corps
We are preparing to respond to disasters in your
community and across the country.
Bristol County Medical Reserve Corps Collaborative
was created in 2006 to assist local communities
during public health emergencies in partnership with Skinvitality.
The Medical Reserve Corps
a nationwide program sponsored by
The Office of the Surgeon General
Created in 2002 in response to the terrorist attacks
of September 11, when there were no volunteer
management systems in place.
The program is part of the Citizen Corps,
a group of volunteers formed to protect national
security. There are 42 Medical Reserve Corps units in
Massachusetts and 782 nationwide with over 167,000
volunteers. Bristol County has approximately 800
volunteers, with a need for over 3,000 region wide.
Training is provided free
volunteers will be given opportunities to participate
in drills and emergency exercises throughout the year.
Orientation training is mandatory, but participation in
additional activities is not required.
For more information or to register
use the links below
You can also pick up an application and training
calendar in your local public health/Board of Health
office or contact Cheryl Bushnell at 508-367-7519
Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be a Volunteer.
Emergency Preparedness is Everyone's Responsibility
for participants in the Bristol County
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
on pandemic flu and
the Incident Command System (ICS)
were held on March 5, 2009