Emergency Preparedness

Fulton County Medical Reserve Corps

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers that serves to help strengthen local communities’ emergency response during large-scale local emergencies. The MRC network comprises of approximately 800 community-based units and over 300,000 volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories.


Fulton County Board of Health Medical Reserve Corps (FCBOH MRC) is a network of local volunteers committed to improving the health, safety, and resilience of our communities. FCBOH MRC volunteers include medical as well as non-medical volunteers who are interested in strengthening the public health infrastructure and improving the preparedness and response capabilities of local jurisdictions. FCBOH will identify, screen, train, and organize volunteers in order to utilize and support routine public health activities that augment preparedness and response efforts.

Become a Volunteer

Why Volunteer?

MRC volunteers are trained to provide assistance during a bioterrorism or natural public health disaster within their community. These critical roles will help save and protect lives. No medical experience or training is needed. Everyone is welcome to join The Fulton County Board of Health MRC. Our members come from all walks of life, including the medical and health professions. There is no minimum commitment, though you must complete the provided basic training requirements to respond in an emergency.

  • Learn how to effectively help others.
  • Learn how and practice how to be safe and secure in times of disaster.
  • Learn how to extend safety and security to your loved ones.

Who can volunteer?

  • Physicians
  • Mental health practitioners
  • Epidemiologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician assistants
  • Public health advisors/experts
  • Health educators
  • Risk communicators
  • Public relations experts
  • Health care administrators
  • Former military personnel who have experience in logistics, healthcare or administration
  • Trained interpreters
  • Environmental engineers
  • Medical records experts
  • Social workers
  • Clergy
  • Medical supply experts
  • Data entry staff
  • Volunteer management experts

We aim to assist with all the community’s needs during any disaster, but we cannot achieve our goals alone. Click on the link below to find out how you can help.

Click here to complete our MRC volunteer application

Trainings Offered

  • Supporting mass vaccination efforts
  • Personnel protective equipment and infection control
  • Supporting shelters for those displaced by hurricanes and other disasters.
  • Mass Casualty and Active Shooter training
  • Personal preparedness
  • Emergency first aid/Stop The Bleed
  • Opioid crisis & Narcan Training
  • CPR/ AED training

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