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Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

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The Medical Reserve Corps of Escambia County (MRC) enlists both medically-licensed and unlicensed individuals willing to volunteer their time during a disaster response. Medical professionals, like physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other medical staff, are able to respond as MRC volunteers under the FDOH-Escambia. MRC volunteers gain valuable knowledge, skills, and abilities when they participate in in MRC trainings and exercises that prepare them for real-life disasters.

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 Public Health Preparedness. Aside from assisting FDOH-Escambia with the Special Needs Shelter, Unit 61 works closely with FDOH-Escambia and other partners to educate the community about preparedness, assist the homeless with vaccines and other medications through points of distribution (PODS), and aid numerous other public health preparedness activities.

Location & Contact Information  

Downtown Service Center
1300 West Gregory Street
Pensacola, FL 32502

If you are interested in volunteering your time and services, please contact the Escambia County MRC Coordinator by emailing MRC.Escambia@flhealth.gov or calling 850-595-6683 ext. 2200.