Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is modeled on the national MRC program and was formed to provide care for members of our community in case of any disaster that would overwhelm the resources of the fire department and clinics, and very likely isolate us by interruption of ferry service.
We are a part of the VashonBePrepared coalition, and support Vashon Island Fire & Rescue during any incidents. Our group includes medical professionals, such as MD, RN, NP Paramedics, EMTs,MA, DVM, and counselors.
When the Island is cut off during an earthquake or other disaster we need to be trained to step in and help in a planned manner. You can be part of that team-whether you're licensed, retired or just interested: we can help you help your neighbors!
Join us, it's interesting, it's fun and it's important! Active member requirements are being developed but will likely include periodic training (some with continuing education credits) and an occasional drill. Training may cover topics such as:
- setting up and running a temporary field hospital,
- a medication center and
- other emergency operations.
The MRC also helps with funds for equipment, training and liability coverage while you volunteer. Contact us to learn more or find a way you can participate.