The Medical Reserve Corps
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network comprises approximately 190,000 volunteers in 900 community-based units located throughout the United States and its territories.
MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities and build community resiliency. They prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks. They frequently contribute to community health activities that promote healthy habits. Examples of activities that MRC volunteers participate in and support include:
Triple Community MRC
Citizen Volunteers from Elmwood Park, Forest Park and River Forest have united to respond to planned and emergency events in our communities. We are Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
The Triple Community Medical Reserve Corp was formed by citizen volunteers to assist first responders in the event of an emergency. While we recruit, train and prepare volunteers for the next emergency we also provide education and outreach assistance to the community at large on matters of health, wellness and preparedness.
The TRIPCOM MRC is made up of medical and non-medical volunteers whose primary responsibility is to respond to a public health emergency or any other emergency event that would put our citizens at risk.