Medical Reserve Corps of Eastern Washington consists of volunteers called upon to assist in responding to local, regional, or national emergencies or disasters.
Volunteers are given the opportunity to engage in local health-related
programs, such as vaccination clinics, suicide prevention programs, personal
& family preparedness education, and community events like Bloomsday, that
help build community resilience and volunteer skills.
Volunteers can come from many fields, including:
The program is funded with grant dollars from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response, with
additional project money coming from National Association of City and County
Health Officials. Medical Reserve Corps of Eastern Washington works
with outside agencies like American Red Cross, Greater Spokane Emergency
Management, healthcare facilities, and Emergency Medical Services to carry out its mission.
Volunteers are asked to complete required training, including:
Other training is offered locally as available and may provide continuing education credits.
MRC volunteers work with community groups to provide a variety of training:
The best way to help during a disaster is to join a local volunteer organization and complete the required training prior to an emergency.
Working with other public health staff, healthcare providers and community agencies to respond effectively to health emergencies in and around Spokane County