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.

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

Print the Huron County MRC Volunteer Application or Contact the Huron County MRC Coordinator at 419-668-1652 Ext. 249.

Complete the application and mail it back to:


Huron County Public Health

28 Executive Drive

Norwalk, OH 44857


You will be contacted with a schedule of local trainings and activities. 


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.  The MRC 101 training lasts 2 hours and is held at HCPH throughout the year. (Contact HCPH at 419-668-1652 Ext. 249)

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 recertification 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.

Huron County Public Health

28 Executive Drive

Norwalk, OH 44857

Tel: 419-668-1652

Fax: 419-668-0452