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Mohave County Medical Reserve Corps ( 1145 )

Profile:
Our Mohave County Medical Reserve Corps Unit is made up of volunteers who donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year. Our county health department MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources. Our county MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists. Our county MRC volunteers also includes others, such as retired law enforcement; public works; retired teachers; amateur radio operators; office, clerical & data entry personnel, that can fill key support positions. They have been utilized at Flu clinics & POD exercises, just to name a few. We have regular monthly meetings, which include a wide variety of training from NIMS, ICS, PPE, BBP to CISM for our volunteers through out the county. Take a look at our Mohave County MRC Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kingman-AZ/Mohave-County-Medical-Reserve-Corps/125415427498612 Take a look at our new Mohave County MRC page on the Mohave County Web site at: http://www.co.mohave.az.us/ContentPage.aspx?id=127&cid=465&page=2&rid=655

Community/Jurisdiction Served:

Arizona
Mohave County

Jurisdiction Notes :
Mohave County MRC provides service to our county citizens with a population of over 200,000

Sponsoring Organization:
Mohave County Health Department, Kingman, Arizona

DateEstablished:
2/5/2007

Unit Information:
700 WEST BEALE STREET
KINGMAN, AZ 86401

Contact Information:
PAUL PITTS
700 WEST BEALE STREET
(928) 718-4964
KINGMAN, AZ 86401

Unit Volunteers (100 Total) :
Volunteer Type Count
Physicians 1
Physician Assistants 1
Nurse Practitioners 0
Nurses 23
Pharmacists 2
Dentists 0
Veterinarians 0
Mental Health Professionals 1
EMS Professionals 1
Respiratory Therapists 0
Other Public Health/Medical 0
Non-Public Health/Non-Medical 71

Recent Activities:

4/1/2014 - 4/1/2014
Mohave County Medical Reserve Corps Appreciation and Volunteer Recognition Program. 25 MRC volunteers attended our annual volunteer appreciation and recognition program. Our County Health Department Director/Officer; SNS Coordinator and our Epidemiologist all shared about how vital our MRC volunteers are to our health department and communities; both in the day to day operations as well as during any type of an emergency response. Each volunteer received a certificate of appreciation, an outstanding volunteer service pin and a very nice MRC cap.

1/7/2014 - 1/7/2014
On January 7, 2014 thirteen MRC volunteers participated in specialized training on recognizing a terrorist incident, because no matter where you live in the world: Your assistance is needed in preventing terrorist acts. This training focused on what to do if you suspect an incident is a terrorist incident and how to recognize if activities may lead to a possible terrorist incident. This training demonstrated that certain kinds of activities can indicate terrorist plans that are in the works; such as: Surveillance: Are you aware of anyone video recording or monitoring activities, taking notes, using cameras, maps, binoculars, etc., near key facilities/events? Suspicious Questioning: Are you aware of anyone attempting to gain information in person, by phone, mail, email, etc., regarding a key facility or people who work there? Tests of Security: Are you aware of any attempts to penetrate or test physical security or procedures at a key facility/event? Acquiring Supplies: Are you aware of anyone attempting to improperly acquire explosives, weapons, ammunition, dangerous chemicals, uniforms, badges, flight manuals, access cards or identification for a key facility/event or to legally obtain items under suspicious circumstances that could be used in a terrorist attack? Suspicious Persons: Are you aware of anyone who does not appear to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment or near a key facility/event? "Dry Runs": Have you observed any behavior that appears to be preparation for a terrorist act, such as mapping out routes, playing out scenarios with other people, monitoring key facilities/events, timing traffic lights or traffic flow, or other suspicious activities? Deploying Assets: Have you observed abandoned vehicles, stockpiling of suspicious materials, or persons being deployed near a key facility/event?

12/3/2013 - 12/3/2013
On December 3, 2013; ten MRC volunteers participated in Points of Dispensing (POD) set-up refresher training, which was conducted for key MRC leadership. When items come from the state, the SNS or other resources we need people ready to receive and distribute these supplies to local communities as quickly as possible through POD’s. These may include open POD’s, drive thru POD’s, closed POD’s or other types as determined by the incident. This training focused on the importance of the mass dispensing site, general operations of mass dispensing sites, the command structure used to manage the sites, site design, patient flow and the types of positions that must be staffed for effective operation.

11/5/2013 - 11/14/2013
Communications Training The purpose of this training was to establish a uniform manner of communications, utilizing a variety of methods and equipment, for all personnel of Mohave County Medical Reserve Corps. The focus of this training was designed to reduce as much confusion as possible in the event of a major incident. This training provided a guide to proper procedure and etiquette when using Mohave County MRC communications equipment; whether it is radios, phones, faxes, text messages or other methods.

9/23/2013 - 9/23/2013
Part 2 of the MRC Region IX Communication Test Prepared a one page document that explained how our MRC unit covers the 4 functions of the Volunteer Management Capability of the Public Health Preparedness Capabilities -National Standards for State and Local Planning March 2011 document.