The Putnam County Department of Health is pleased to announce the creation of the Putnam County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The purpose of the MRC is to recruit and train volunteers to support the county in the event of a disaster, whether the result of terrorism or natural causes.
We know that disasters can strike close to home and without any notice. We must therefore be prepared to respond immediately and effectively, and this requires an adequate workforce. In a large-scale event, no community would be adequately prepared in terms of person power. That is why hundreds of MRC’s are springing up across the country. Our goal is to serve our community with a group of well trained volunteers to support our Emergency Response teams in the event of a Public Health Emergency.
MRC’s are seeking both medical and non-medical volunteers. This includes physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMT’s, Mental Heath professionals and lay people with expertise in many areas. Anyone, especially retired individuals, with a commitment to the residents of Putnam County will be
welcomed by the MRC.
interested in volunteering?
Apply online at this website or call Keiren Farquhar, Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator, at (845) 808-1335 ext.43136. You will be sent further information and an enrollment form to complete and return. Those who enroll will be notified of scheduled orientation meetings and training opportunities.