Revere Health Department Seeks Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers
March 22, 2019
The Revere Health Department is currently recruiting volunteers for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).
The MRC is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. They prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks, vaccination clinics, and shelter operations.
Revere is part of the Massachusetts Region 4B MRC unit, along with 17 other communities surrounding Boston. The regional model enables volunteers to serve in their community or others within the region.
MRC volunteers have the opportunity to attend free emergency preparedness trainings, including First Aid/CPR, Stop the Bleed, and Psychological First Aid. Additionally, many training courses offer continuing education credits for health professionals.
The public is invited on Thursday, March 28th from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the American Legion Building, 249 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151 to learn more about volunteering and registering with the MRC. If you are unable to attend but interested in volunteering with the MRC, please visit MAResponds.org and register under Massachusetts Region 4b MRC.