Snohomish County Medical Reserve

About the Medical Reserve Corps

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was founded after President Bush?s 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country. MRC is a specialized component of Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers.

MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers ? medical professionals and others ? who want to donate their time and expertise to promote healthy living throughout the year and to prepare for and respond to emergencies. MRC volunteers supplement existing local emergency and public health resources. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians and epidemiologists. Other community members, such as interpreters, chaplains, office workers and legal advisors, can fill other vital support positions.