Vashon MRC new volunteer registration and orientation

Four Steps to becoming an Vashon MRC member:

Step 1.   Request an Application.  Email: phrc@kingcounty.gov  

To start, email Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) and request an application form.  In your email, include what you do in health care: e.g, physician, nurse, social work. Please note you want to join the Vashon MRC! 

You should receive an application.  (If not, then contact mrc@vashonbeprepared.org).  Scan your completed application as a PDF and email it back to PHSKC.   

Step 2.  Complete 2 on-line courses (FEMA)

Step 3.  WaServe.

You complete a personal "profile" (personal and professional data) on Washington State Emergency Registry of Volunteers, known as WAServ, at www.WAServ.org.

Step 4.  Attend an on-island orientation to MRC.

Your work is done now!

Note:  If you need help, contact us or CERT's leader Jan Milligan janlmilligan@comcast.net.   Jan has graciously volunteered to help us grow our MRC membership.


However, PHSKC's process continues:

  • If PHSKC Reserve Corps staff approve, they submit the volunteer's information to their HR dept for a criminal background check.
  • If background is acceptable, PHSKC registers the volunteer with State of WA and King Co Office of Emergency Management (KCOEM) to receive an Emergency Worker Card.
  • Your card will be mailed to the address you listed in WAServ.
  • Cards are set to expire within five years. At that time, PHSKC will mail you a renewed card.

Thank you for your application: We look forward to meeting you!
To contact us, please email us at MRC@VashonBePrepared.org.

Vashon MRC

Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a group of local medical and non-medical volunteers who provide surge support to the Operations Section of the Vashon EOC under Vashon Fire during a public health emergency or disaster.
The mission of Vashon MRC is to enhance Vashon Fire's ability to respond to public health emergencies or disasters to limit injury, illness, suffering and death.
When every minute counts, Vashon MRC will play a major role with:
  • Setting up, and running a medication center
  • Supporting the health and medical needs of people in emergency shelters
  • Dispensing medications or administering vaccinations
  • Providing information and support to the community
  • Conducting health screening