HUNTERDON COUNTY MRC
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HUNTERDON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF HEALTH SERVICES
MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS
Route 12 County Complex
314 State Route 12, Building #1
PO Box 2900
Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
George Wagner, Director
Karen B. DeMarco, County Health Officer
Tadhgh Rainey, Division Manager
Beth Schwartz, MRC Coordinator
WHY WE NEED YOU
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A public health emergency is just that: an unexpected crisis that involves many victims, a calamity that could arise in any number of forms. For this very reason, as a member of the Hunterdon County MRC you will be trained for "all-hazards" response. You’ll learn how to work with existing agencies to provide "surge capacity" in event a large-scale crisis quickly overwhelms normal operations in the health care community. As an MRC member, you are commissioned to supplement, not replace, existing services.
There is never a better time than “right now” to put your skill and compassion to work. Join us.
During large scale emergencies, many residents come forward to help out. Trained, ready and willing volunteers are an asset to any emergency operation. Volunteers are needed to work in a mass medication/vaccination clinic setting, operate phone banks, set up databases, as well as many other roles.
All MRC volunteers will received training in bioterrorism, biological agents, mass clinic operations, infectious disease and emergency preparedness will be provided. Everyone is needed from clinical to non-medical experts.
Large scale drills and table-top exercises will be utilized to test MRC volunteers at various times throughout the year.
If you want to become more active in your community, sign up to become an MRC volunteer.