Volunteers sought for Jackson Co. Medical Reserve Corps | Community Spirit
MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) – The Jackson County Medical Reserve Corps will hold a quarterly orientation meeting on January 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Any resident of Jackson County, or surrounding counties, that would like to learn more information about volunteering to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies is encouraged to attend.
The meeting will be held at the Jackson County Health Department, 415 Health Department Road, Murphysboro, in the rear building. Light refreshments will be served.
The orientation meeting will inform attendees about the Jackson County MRC, it's mission, and training requirements and opportunities.
The orientation is for informational purposes only and attendees are not obligated to join.
Those interested in attending are asked to pre-register by calling Mr. Terry Fulk, Jackson County MRC Coordinator, at 618-684-3143, ext. 176, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jackson County MRC was established in 2010 and currently has 32 volunteer members.
To help members be prepared at home and for work with the MRC, volunteers receive free training, emergency preparedness materials and a uniform shirt.
MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources.
MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as non-medical volunteers who fill key support positions.
The Medical Reserve Corps program began in 2002 after federal leaders recognized the need to engage and train volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency.
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