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Emergency Preparedness Disaster Volunteers

Contact Us

  •  904-253-1270
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    Fax

    904-253-2741
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    Mailing Address

    900 University Boulevard North 

    Jacksonville, Florida 32211 

     

Volunteer to work in disasters. Join the Emergency Preparedness Disaster Volunteers.

Emergency Preparedness Distaster Volunteers are a group of volunteers, organized locally, to improve the health and safety of their communities.

Who are the members of the Emergency Preparedness Disaster Volunteers? 

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 membership provide? 

The role of the Emergency Preparedness Disaster Volunteers 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 Emergency Preparedness Disaster Volunteers, members are provided soverign immunity.

When will the Emergency Preparedness Disaster Volunteers be activated? 

Members of the Emergency Preparedness Disaster Volunteers 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? 

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

Training and Information 

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