The Medical Reserve Corps Needs YOU!
Get ahead of potential disasters and be the first line of support for your community by joining the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Network. As a Maryland Responder, you’ll be part of a dedicated team of volunteers working to enhance public health infrastructure and emergency response capabilities, ensuring a safer and more prepared Maryland. Sign up to volunteer with Maryland Responds through the Maryland Responds Registry at https://mdresponds.health.maryland.gov/.
The Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Network consists of dedicated volunteers who are ready to contribute their skills and time during emergencies and to support ongoing public health initiatives. The program is divided into the State MRC Program, housed within the Maryland Department of Health’s Office of Preparedness and Response, and 24 Local Units located in Local Health Departments throughout the State. Together, they organize and train Maryland Responders to address various challenges from public health education to disaster response.
Maryland Responders may deliver a variety of necessary public health services during a crisis, such as providing care directly to individuals seeking medical or mental health attention at disaster relief shelters. Volunteers may also serve a vital role by assisting their communities with ongoing public health needs (e.g., immunizations, screenings, health and nutrition education, volunteering in community health centers and local hospitals).
Registering with Maryland Responds is the first step. Then, new members are responders-in-training until they complete the steps to reach Ready Responder Status. Ready Responder Status indicates your readiness to deploy with the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps. All Responders must complete the Road to Readiness steps to become eligible for deployment.
If you’re interested in becoming a Maryland Responder, you can register through the Maryland Responds Registry. To stay updated on Maryland Responds news and resources, you can bookmark their website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter. Click here for more information: https://health.maryland.gov/mdr/Pages/MRCNetwork.aspx and here for FAQ’s about becoming a Responder https://mdresponds.health.maryland.gov/faq.php
Montgomery County Administrator Contact Information
Jeremy Costin – Jeremy.email@example.com
Mark Arsenault – Mark.Arsenault@montgomerycountymd.gov