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The Greene County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a county-based volunteer program for both medical and non-medical volunteers. It is collaborative effort coordinated through the Greene County General Health District and will augment response efforts during disasters, as well as assist the county in times of non-emergency.
For more information on the Office of Civilian Volunteers Medical Reserve Corps and the Ohio Medical Reserve Corps, please visit the following sites:
- Office of the Civilian Medical Reserve Corps
- Ohio Medical Reserve Corps
About the Greene County Medical Reserve Corps
The Greene County Medical Reserve Corps unit has been developed to support public health, assist with mass prophylaxis/vaccination clinics, and with surge capacity during a public health emergency. Free training is provided for volunteers. Suggested training includes Incident Command System courses, basic, and advanced disaster life support. This unit allows medical professionals and non-licensed persons to volunteer. We encourage all interested volunteers to sign up at ohioresponds.gov or call the Greene County Health Department at 937 374-5600.
The mission of the Greene County Medical Reserve is to act as a voluntary adjunct to the Greene County Combined Health District and its cooperating agencies, and to improve the health, safety, and welfare of Greene County citizens and communities though volunteer health, medical, and other support activities.
- Promote the public's health through close collaboration and partnership with the Greene County Combined Health District and its cooperating agencies.
- Support public health, medical providers, emergency responders, neighborhood emergency help centers, acute care centers, and hospitals during a public health emergency.
The Medical Reserve Corps is a partner program of the Citizen Corps and was founded in 2002 after President Bush's State of the Union address, where he asked all Americans to volunteer for their country. The Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps is headquartered in the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their communities. Volunteers can also make the decision to assist with emergencies county-, state- and nationwide.
The Greene County MRC was created in May 2005 to aid Greene County before, during, and after an emergency. It is comprised of licensed health and medical professionals, including nurses, nurse practitioners, veterinarians, pharmacists, doctors, chiropractors, physician assistants, dentists, and others, and non-medical volunteers who will assist and support county efforts. The Greene County MRC program is a collaboration among emergency management, emergency medical services, hospital-based services, medical providers and public health agencies and is coordinated through the Greene County Combined Health District.