The County of Sussex needs your help. The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
formed the Sussex County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) to coordinate volunteer health
professionals, and citizens with an interest in health issues, to provide ongoing
support for community public health needs and resources during large-scale emergencies.
The Medical Reserve Corps (https://mrc.hhs.gov/HomePage)
is an important component of the Citizen Corps, FEMA's grassroots strategy to bring together government and community leaders to involve citizens in all-hazards emergency preparedness and resilience.
MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health
MRC units are community-based and function as a way to organize
volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond
MRC members are retired and active health care professionals
MRC members are community individuals with an interest in health
and emergency preparedness
Community Health volunteers may be called upon to assist with administrative, clerical,
reception, translation, phone, or other responsibilities. Medical professional volunteers
may be called upon to assist with triage, nursing, physician, pharmacy, mental health,
paramedic, medical assistant, or other responsibilities. All MRC volunteers will
be trained to help the county's public health professionals do whatever is needed,
at the time, to prevent and minimize disease and injuries in our community.