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Medical Reserve Corps

The mission of the DC Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to establish a network of local volunteers who are willing to donate their time and expertise to supplement existing public health and medical resources during emergencies and other times of community need.

The purpose of the DC MRC is to:

  • Provide properly trained medical and support personnel to assist in the organized response to an emergency or disaster event, whether naturally occurring, or man-made in nature.
  • Allow medical and non-medical volunteers to contribute their skills and expertise throughout the year as well as during times of community need.

The DC MRC is comprised of doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians (EMT’s), paramedics, dentists, veterinarians, social workers, and other medical professionals, as well as non-medical support personnel.

All volunteers receive instruction in the areas of the Incident Command System, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), Weapons of Mass Destruction and other trainings relevant to emergency response.  All trainings and courses are offered free to DC MRC members. 

The DC MRC regularly participates in special events including the Safeway Barbecue Battle, DC Caribbean Carnival, Presidential Inaugurations, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service as well as participating in numerous drills and exercises.

The DC MRC is actively recruiting for medical professionals, public health professionals and administrative personnel. 

More information can be found on the Medical Reserve Corps website. You may also go to register to become a member of the DC MRC at the DCResponds website.

For further information or questions, please contact the MRC Coordinator, at 202-671-4222 or [email protected].

Service Contact: 
Bioterrorism Division of the Department of Health - HEPRA
Contact Phone: 
(202) 671-4222
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-0707
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:45 pm