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!
On June 24, volunteers with the Manatee County Medical Reserve Corps assisted the staff of the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County inventory the Special Needs Shelter Pods. These equipment and supplies are delivered and used when a shelter is opened. A big THANK YOU goes out to all of the MRC members who participated.
Volunteers Mike Z. and Ernie E. taught the Active Bystander Training course to sixteen participants at the Manatee County Community Services Department on April 25, 2016. The class was well received. Our host followed up with us the next day stating:
“You all did a fantastic job, and gave us some great insights and skills. We really appreciate your time and expertise!”
Florida State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong explains the role of the Medical Reserve Corps and asks for your participation.