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Wisconsin Medical Reserve Corps
National Medical Reserve Corps
The Racine County Medical Reserve Corps (RCMRC), a member of the Wisconsin Medical Reserve Corps, is partnered with the City of Racine Public Health Department. RCMRC and its members primarily serve communities within Racine County, Wisconsin.
The Medical Reserve Corps and RCMRC
RCMRC Event Calendars
Becoming a Member
Learning More about the MRC and its Functions
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of local volunteer groups committed to improving the health, safety, and resilience of their communities. The Medical Reserve Corps was founded in 2002 after then-President Bush’s State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country.
MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as non-medical volunteers who are interested in strengthening the public health infrastructure and improving the preparedness and response capabilities of their community. MRC units identify, screen, train, and organize their volunteers, utilizing them to support routine public health activities and augment preparedness and response efforts.
The RCMRC will not replace or supplant existing emergency medical response systems or their resources. During emergencies, volunteers may provide an important “surge” capability to perform some functions usually performed by emergency health staff that have been mobilized. They can also augment medical and support staff shortages at local medical or emergency facilities. The RCMRC volunteers may be used in large-scale, complex emergencies involving multiple jurisdictions and interagency operations, or in smaller incidents involving a single jurisdiction or agency. Volunteers may be assigned to area hospitals, public health agencies, or mass care facilities to augment and assist the staff of those facilities.
RCMRC holds membership meetings most months throughout the year to discuss the Unit's business, upcoming events, and special training sessions. Members should attempt to attend as many meetings as possible.
Meetings are held at the iMet Center, 2320 Renaissance Boulevard, Room 401, Sturtevant, unless otherwise noted below. Meetings are generally held the third Tuesday of the month and begin at 5:30 PM. See the schedule below for exact dates, times, and locations of meetings.
RCMRC participates in numerous community events throughout the year. Below is a list of all events in which RCMRC is scheduled to participate, providing first aid, support services and other community outreach functions.
Members interested in assisting with any of the following events should contact the Volunteer Coordinator. Check back often, as new events are regularly added to the schedule.
September 16, 2017 (Saturday)
800 Pershing Park, Racine
Please contact Pat Adams if you are interested in volunteering for any of these events.
RCMRC membership is open to any person who has a desire to serve his or her community in a volunteer capacity, is 18 years of age or older, has a current / valid driver’s license or state identification, and is a citizen of the United States of America or a legal/registered immigrant. Volunteers need not have any medical or public health experience or background in order to gain membership.
RCMRC members will also be required to register with the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR), a secure online database used to store information about volunteers for use during emergency situations. Your registration with WEAVR does not mean you will be required to deploy for any given situation.
To apply for membership you must submit the
RCMRC Volunteer Application to:
Cody Pearce , Epidemiologist/Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
730 Washington Avenue Room 1
Racine, WI 53403
Included below are the RCMRC Membership Handbook and Medical Aid Station Standard Operating Guidelines. Together, these documents dictate how RCMRC functions.
Current members are expected to read and understand both documents, abiding by the guidelines and policies contained within. Interested individuals may read these documents to gain insight into what is expected of members and how the group operates.
Racine County Medical Reserve Corps Membership Handbook
Racine County Medical Reserve Corps Medical Aid Station Standard Operating Guidelines
Two videos are available that explain more about the Medical Reserve Corps and the WEAVR system.
For more information about RCMRC, contact:
Pat Adams, RCMRC Volunteer Coordinator, at
Pat.Adams@CityofRacine.org or 262-636-9537, or Cody Pearce, Epidemiologist/Emergency Preparedness Coordinator with the City of Racine Public Health Department, at
Cody.Pearce@CityofRacine.org or 262-636-9206.
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