Medical Reserve Corps

The Medical Reserve Corps is a national program created in 2002 after the national responses to 9/11 and the anthrax attacks.  Medical Reserve Corps units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year.  Volunteers can choose to participate at the city, county, state or national level to supplement existing emergency and public health resources in times of emergency.

Huron County MRC Brochure

The MRC brings together the knowledge and skills of a wide range of health professionals to respond to a public health emergency, including:

  • Physicians                                     

  • Dentists                                         

  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners        

  • Physician Assistants

  • Pharmacists

  • Mental Health Practitioners

  • Podiatrists

  • Chiropractors

  • Optometrists

  • Medical Assistants and Technicians

  • Respiratory, Occupational, or Physical Therapists

  • EMTs/Paramedics

  • Health Professional Students

  • Clerical Specialists

  • Volunteers with Computer Skills

  • Concerned Citizens

  • Veternarians/Vet Techs

Complete the Huron County MRC Volunteer Application or Contact the Huron County MRC Coordinator at 419-668-1652 Ext. 269.

Complete the application and email, mail, or fax it to:

MRC Coordinator

Huron County Public Health

28 Executive Drive

Norwalk, OH 44857 



You will be contacted with local training opportunities and volunteer activities are scheduled.


Volunteers are also required to sign up in Ohio Responds. The sooner you sign up, the sooner you can be contacted about trainings or events.

Volunteers must complete three trainings:

MRC 101- MRC 101 is an introduction to the Medical Reserve Corps.  MRC 101 training can be coordinated through the MRC Coordinator. 

ICS 700 & ICS 100-  FEMA Incident Command courses can be taken online or completed on paper and mailed to the MRC Coordinator for entry into the system. 


All volunteers are required to have training every 3 years for liability protection.  Medical professionals are able to use their re-certification CEU's as training as long as they provide a copy of their certificate to the coordinator.  For more detailed information about our unit, go to the National MRC Site.