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Medical Reserve Corps

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What is the North Central Idaho Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety and resiliency of their communities.  The North Central Idaho MRC serves Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, and Nez Perce Counties to make up Idaho Public Health District 2.  Our MRC is a community-based program designed to develop a well-trained team of medical and non-medical volunteers who are willing to contribute their skills and expertise to the community. Their efforts ensure that we all may be better equipped to prepare for and respond to a wide range of emergencies, as well as to promote healthy living throughout the year.

The North Central Idaho MRC will identify, screen, train and organize the volunteers, and utilize them to support routine Public Health activities and augment preparedness and response efforts.

Types of Volunteers Needed

  • Physicians
  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • Epidemiologists
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Dental hygienists
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians
  • Health Educators
  • Environmental engineers
  • Translators & interpreters
  • Clergy
  • Medical records experts
  • Data entry staff
  • Ham radio operators
  • Computer specialists
  • Non-Medical general

Listed below are some examples of the types of activities in which MRC Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers may be involved:

Medical-related Volunteer

  • Prophylaxis (immunization and dispensing medications)
  • Clinic preparation (fill syringes, measure medications, etc.)
  • Interviews for patient/client history
  • First responder (initial assessment and vital signs)
  • Triage
  • Treatment
  • Health education
  • Phone screening and consulting
  • Distribution of medications and supplies from SNS (Strategic National Stockpile)
  • Communicable disease control measures
  • Supporting health needs of vulnerable populations
  • Integration with local, regional, and statewide initiatives
  • Shelter care

Non-Medical Volunteer

  • Patient intake (distributing forms, assisting clients with forms, etc.)
  • Information/communication
  • People movers/crowd control
  • Interpreters
  • Amateur radio operators
  • General administrative tasks
  • Record keeping/data management
  • Providing comfort to those affected

Page Last Updated: 2013-11-22




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  • Telephone(208) 799-3100     Information Line:
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Leadership Team

MRC Coordinator
Ryan Bender
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(208) 799-0393


Public Health Preparedness Program Manager
Matt Dudley
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MRC Exercise Coordinator
Casey Schooley
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