Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Medical Reserve Corps is holding orientation sessions in Culpeper and Warrenton in September for those interested in volunteering with the MRC.

The sessions are Monday, Sept. 9, at the Culpeper Health Department (640 Laurel St., Culpeper) and Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Fauquier Health Department (330 Hospital Dr., Warrenton), both from 6 to 9 p.m. All are invited to learn how to help in the aftermath of a disaster or emergency with MRC’s training in emergency response and command structures.

The Medical Reserve Corps trains volunteers who would like to assist in the event of a public health emergency or disaster, providing free training in emergency response and other specialized topics and conducting exercises to ensure volunteers are prepared to respond in a safe, efficient and effective manner. 

MRC seeks active and retired medical professionals as well as concerned citizens without medical training.  Individuals with administrative and clerical skills, who are bilingual (including sign language), or have MRC-provided training in directing traffic, communications, epidemiology and other areas are as necessary as medical staff to respond to an emergency or disaster. RRMRC volunteers are also needed to assist with public outreach, including health fairs, health screenings, vaccination clinics and community events. 

More information at facebook.com/RRMRC, or complete an application at vms.vdh.virginia.gov/vms/.

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