The South-Central Missouri Chapter of the Medical Reserve Corps assists local public health departments by providing a volunteer base of medical professionals and non-professionals who are trained in managing health care response to local and regional disasters such as pandemic, tornado, flood or release of toxic chemicals.
Volunteers also assist with community-based projects such as back-to-school fairs and other events as requested. These non-emergency projects help volunteers stay active and hone teamwork and communication skills.
The volunteer program focuses on preparing for four missions:
- Alternative psychiatric triage and treatment facility to free up emergency room space and a hospital wing dedicated to psychiatry during a mass casualty event.
- Mass immunization or prophylaxis at various sites throughout the counties in Missouri's Region I.
- Provide special needs shelter support in Region I or in deployments throughout Missouri.
- Provide a ready and able body of non-licensed volunteers to assist in managing care for a mass casualty event.
Preparing to respond to emergencies in our community — caring for your family, caring for our community, caring for YOU!