Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Medical Reserve Corp?
- Who is eligible to volunteer for the MRC?
- What might I be asked to do?
- If I volunteer, what is the time commitment?
- What if I am a full-time member of a hospital staff?
- What are the benefits of volunteering for the MRC?
- Do volunteers receive any monetary compensation?
- Are volunteers covered by the county’s insurance?
- How do I become a volunteer?
Full-time hospital staff members who register to participate in the Medical Reserve Corps during a public health emergency must be released by their hospital administration before they are‚ able to volunteer. The MRC Staff will coordinate emergency deployment volunteer scheduling with the hospital administrators where MRC volunteers regularly work.
Step 1: Request an application by emailing MRC.Escambia@flhealth.gov
Step 2: Complete the application and return by email, fax, mail, or hand delivery to:
Step 3: Complete required trainings and provide certificates of completion to MRC Coordinator
Step 4: Set up appointment with MRC Coordinator to have your fingerprints taken for Level II Background check, and to have your photo taken for MRC badge.
Step 5: Once your background check is complete, you will receive an email from the MRC Coordinator, inviting you to register on Everbridge. Everbridge is the emergency alert system. This system is used to activate the MRC and gauge volunteer availability during disasters. You must register on Everbridge in order to be considered an active, fully-deployable MRC volunteer.
Step 6: Serve your community! Attend trainings, classes, and outreach. Assist with points of distribution (PODS), etc. Grow as a valuable member of the Escambia MRC!