Member of the Bristol County Medical Reserve Corps
Serving the Massachusetts Communities of
Attleboro, Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro,
Norton, Plainville, Rehoboth, Seekonk
For a good example of a MRC in action
The Department of Health and Human Services,
Office of the Surgeon General
established the Medical Reserve Corps
enabling community based, volunteer units
to supplement existing community emergency response systems.
Locally, The Bristol-Norfolk Medical Reserve Corps will provide
each community with teams of knowledgeable,
experienced health professionals and dedicated supporting
The MRC Corps will be educated and trained to respond to
any major community disaster, whether man-made or natural,
And promote public health education.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
states that a disaster has occurred
"When the destructive effects of natural or man-made forces
overwhelm the ability of a given area or
community to meet the demand for health care."
The bold mission of the
Bristol - Norfolk Medical Reserve Corps
MINIMIZE CASUALTIES AND SAVE LIVES
SURVIVAL IS PREPAREDNESS.
PREPAREDNESS IS EDUCATION and TRAINING
Every volunteer must know
WHAT, HOW and WHEN
To prepare for and respond to a disaster.
This corps will also present educational programs to schools,
faith-based and community organizations
informing them how to prepare for and respond to disasters.
Service in the Medical Reserve Corps is voluntary
and can be discontinued at any time.
Possible service includes first aid, community education,
screening for voluntary vaccination and medications in mass clinics
and many other supports functions.
Federal Volunteer Protection Act and
Massachusetts Good Samaritan Laws law may provide
enrolled - trained volunteers with liability protection
during a declared state or local emergency.
If you would like to volunteer, Phone
Anne Marie Fleming