Bradenton Blues Fest

On Saturday, December 3, 2016, the Manatee County Medical Reserve Corps was activated for the Bradenton Blues Fest in downtown Bradenton, FL. The festival drew over 3,000 spectators over a ten hour period. The Manatee County MRC brought a team of ten to staff their Medical Aid Station Trailer (MAST), their Mini Emergency Response Vehicle (MERV), as well as having a team walking around the event.

Lincoln Middle School Demonstration


On October 26, 2016, MRC Coordinator David Skau and MRC Member Michael Zimmermann conducted a CPR and First Aid demonstration to students at Lincoln Middle School in Palmetto, Florida. The students were part of the Agriscience and Future Farmers of America class. They stressed the importance of scene safety and dialing 911 as soon as possible, and provided an overview on crucial steps they can take to save one’s life.

Shelter Activation

On October 6-7, 2016, the Manatee County Medical Reserve Corps assisted the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County set up and staff a special needs shelter for those seeking refuge from Hurricane Matthew. Six members contributed over 70 hours for this event! Great job everyone!!