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Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

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Thank you for your interest in the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). This web page provides information about the MRC unit located in Escambia County, Florida.

The mission of the Escambia County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to augment local, community, and state-level health and medical services with pre-identified, trained, and credentialed volunteers during emergency medical operations and vital public health activities.

MRC Unit 61 (Escambia County, Florida) was established in 2003 in order to help plan, prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters of all kinds with specific emphasis on Preparedness Surveillance and Response (PSR). Aside from assisting the Florida Department of Health in Escambia (DOH-Escambia) with the Special Needs Shelter, Unit 61 works closely with DOH-Escambia and other partners to educate the community about preparedness, assists the homeless with vaccines and other medications through points of distribution (PODS), and numerous other public health preparedness activities

The community is not the only beneficiary of MRC activities. MRC volunteers gain valuable knowledge, skills, and abilities when they participate in MRC trainings, exercises and drills, and respond to real-world disasters.

Location & Contact Information  

Downtown Service Center, 1300 West Gregory Street

The local MRC office can answer your questions and/or provide you with more information. If you are interested in volunteering your time and services please contact Jennifer Kentgen, Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator by emailing MRC.Escambia@flhealth.gov or by calling 850-595-6683 ext. 2005.