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  • PM Coverage - Montpelier Office
  • April 23, 2014 (3:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
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    Adult immunizations (ages 18 and older), pregnancy tests and blood pressures available 3:30 - 4:30 pm and cholesterol screenings by appt.
  • Montpelier Shot Clinic
  • April 24, 2014 (1:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
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    Immunizations from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 - 4:30 pm

  • PM Coverage - Montpelier Office
  • April 25, 2014 (3:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
    (Public) (General)
    Adult immunizations (ages 18 and older), pregnancy tests and blood pressures available 3:30 - 4:30 pm and cholesterol screenings by appt.
  • PM Coverage - Montpelier Office
  • April 28, 2014 (3:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
    (Public) (General)
    Adult immunizations (ages 18 and older), pregnancy tests and blood pressures available 3:30 - 4:30 pm and cholesterol screenings by appt.
  • Bryan Shot Clinic
  • April 29, 2014 (1:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
    (Public) (General)
    Immunizations available from 1:00 - 4:30 pm
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Medical Reserve Corps PDF Print
 
Volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps:
 

MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthyliving throughout the year. MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources.

MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Many community members – interpreters, chaplains, office workers, legal advisors, and other – can fill key support positions.


"To recruit and maintain a core group of volunteers to support the health,

safety, and well being of Williams County citizens, and to respond in times

of emergency."


What do MRC Volunteers do?
 
 
The responsibilities of MRC volunteers vary. MRC volunteers can assist during emergencies and assist with public initiatives and ongoing community health outreach and education efforts.

Major emergencies can overwhelm the capabilities of first responders, particularly during the first 12 to 72 hours. Medical and other health volunteers can provide an important "surge" capacity during this critical period.They also can augment medical staff shortages at local medical and emergency facilities. In short, communities often need medically trained individuals to fill in the gaps in their emergency response plans and to improve their response capabilities overall.

 

What Training will I need?

Emergency preparedness and response is a highly coordinated effort that allows communities to maximize their capabilities during times of extraordinary disorganization and stress. In most cases, your training as an MRC volunteer will focusprimarily on learning your local emergency and health procedures, trauma response techniques, use of specialized equipment, and other methods to enhance your effectiveness as a volunteer. And the most important part of your training will be learning to work as part of a team.

 

Why should I join the Medical Reserve Corps?

Volunteers are the heart of the nationwide, community based MRC. Without people willing to volunteer time and service, there would be no MRC.

* It's a way to offer skills that might not have been used before because they were not adequately prepared to be part of a response effort.
* It's a significant benefit to communities because skilled volunteers offer services during the year to augment existing public health efforts or provide emergency backup that would not otherwise be available.
* It's a chance to belong to a group with a strong sense of mission and purpose.
* It's a chance to qualify for special incentives (e.g., free training).

Please call Beth Schweitzer MPH at the Williams County Health Department at 419-485-3141 today for additional information or you can download the Volunteer Application Form off this site if you would like to join our local Medical Reserve Corps. You are welcome to help in any capacity and as little or as much as you can.

The Health Department Emergency Response Plan is a public document.  If you are interested in reading this plan, please call the health department at 419-485-3141 to schedule an appointment with Joe Schlosser, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.