Manatee County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

The Medical Reserve Corps is a team of pre-identified, trained, and credentialed volunteers who augment local community health and medical services during disasters and other public health activities. These volunteers include physicians, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, other health and medical professionals, as well as others who are willing to support the MRC and Manatee County.

When the health and medical capability of Manatee County is stretched during disasters and other health emergencies, the MRC is here to assist!


PADRE Airport Exercise

The Manatee County MRC and MRC Sarasota were invited to participate in the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport PADRE (Passenger Aircraft Disaster Response Exercise) on March 20, 2017. The exercise simulated a plane crash with multiple casualties requiring multiple agencies to respond.

Our team deployed the Medical Aid Station Trailer and treated several simulated patients. A big thanks to our partners in Manatee and Sarasota Counties for allowing us to participate in the exercise.

2017 Bradenton Area River Regatta

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the Manatee County Medical Reserve Corps was activated to assist Manatee County EMS at the 3rd annual Bradenton Area River Regatta. Tens of thousands came to watch Formula 2 power boats to hydrocross jet skis on the Manatee River. The MRC operated two mobile aid stations and two mini emergency response vehicles.

Thunder by the Bay

The Manatee County MRC was activated to support EMS operations at the Thunder by the Bay motorcycle festival at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Over the first weekend in January, 7,000 bikes and 25,000 spectators came to the sports park to listen several tribute bands and visit over 100 vendors. Despite the cold conditions, MRC volunteers staffed and operated two medical aid stations and two mobile response units.