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Duval Medical Reserve Corps

Duval Medical Reserve Corps

Volunteer to work in disasters. Join the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). We are more than healthcare professionals!

The Medical Reserve Corps is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities.

Who are the members of the Duval Medical Reserve Corps? 

Members include healthcare professionals and logistical support personnel willing to volunteer their time and expertise in response to local natural or man-made disasters.

What benefits will MRC membership provide? 

The role of the MRC is to recruit, identify and train volunteers to assist the Florida Department of Health in Duval County's response to health and medical needs following a disaster. Members of the MRC are provided training opportunities including:

  • One mandatory orientation training class
  • Optional quarterly training sessions
  • Activation exercises
  • Satellite broadcasts
  • Online courses

Many training opportunities provide CME and CEU credits, free of charge. When activated through the MRC, members are provided soverign immunity.

When will the MRC be activated? 

Members of the MRC will be activated by the Florida Department of Health in Duval County when an emergency or disaster occurs and additional resources are needed. Responsibilities might vary from working in a point of dispensing/prophylaxis center to providing health services in an alternative site of care.

How do I join the Duval Medical Reserve Corps? 

To volunteer or partner with the MRC, call the Florida Department of Health in Duval County's Emergency Preparedness Office at 904-253-1270 or email the MRC program coordinator. Include your name and contact information.

MRC Training and Information 

National Incident Management Training - FEMA IS-700
Incident Command System - FEMA IS-100 and FEMA IS-200