What are the age and training requirements for a MRC volunteer?
Volunteers with the Memphis and Shelby County Public Health Reserve / Medical Reserve Corps must be over the age of 18 years of age and willing to complete the following competencies:
  • Orientation / personal and family emergency preparedness
  • Volunteer mental health training
  • Point of dispensing training
  • IS-100.a - An introduction to incident command system
  • IS-200.a - ICS for single resources and initial action incidents
  • IS-700.a - National incident management system
  • IS-800.b - National response framework (an introduction)
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training

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1. What is the purpose of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?
2. Why is the Medical Reserve Corps needed in Memphis and Shelby County?
3. Do I have to live in Memphis and Shelby County to be a MRC volunteer?
4. How does MRC unit differ from other emergency organizations, like the American Red Cross?
5. What duties might MRC volunteers perform in response to a disaster?
6. What other volunteer roles outside of disaster response could a volunteer do?
7. What are the age and training requirements for a MRC volunteer?
8. Will my volunteer participation interfere with my regular job?
9. How can I become a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer?
10. What are the benefits of volunteering in the Medical Reserve Corps?
11. If I register as a MRC volunteer, am I required to go if I am contacted?
12. What about liability exposure as a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer?
13. Are there tax deductions possible for volunteering?