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Riverside County MRC ( 1467 )

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The Riverside County Medical Reserve Corps, a part of the Riverside County Department of Public Health, is being developed to help Riverside County, a heavily populated county located in close proximity to the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego. The Riverside County MRC deals with surge capacity in a local disaster, including assisting mass prophylaxis/vaccination clinics or other major public health needs. The unit is partnered with the Riverside County Emergency Medical Services (EMS)Agency, the Riverside County Medical Association (RCMA), and the Pharmacy Emergency Response Team (PERT) and other County resources to develop a coordinated response to a disaster. It is limiting recruitment to primarily licensed health and medical personnel, including nurses, nurse practitioners, veterinarians, pharmacists, doctors, chiropractors, physician assistants, and dentists, and other community resources in the county. In addition to recruiting medical and health professional a limited number of non-medical support personnel will be added to the response team. Logistical support for medical surge activities, medical supplies, and other related support services will be utilized to provide assistance to the metropolitan medical response system. Memebers are recruited through presentations and/or delivering brochures to its many municipal facilities, Citizen Corps meetings, meetings of professional organizations, mailings, health fairs, and other community gatherings. Future MRC volunteers will be included in exercises being planned by the Riverside County Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch. We encourage all prospective volunteers to register with the MRC by going to the Riverside County Medical Volunteer Program (MVP)http://rivcophepr.org/rcmvp and select download application or apply online. Please contact the Riverside County MRC Coordinator shown in this listing for further information or assistance.

Community/Jurisdiction Served:

California

Riverside County

Jurisdiction Notes :

Sponsoring Organization:
Riverside County Department of Public Health

DateEstablished:
5/9/2008

Unit Information:
4065 County Circle Drive
Riverside, CA 92503
http://www.rivcophepr.org/mvp

Contact Information:
Martin Baxter
PO Box 7600
(951) 358-7254
Riverside, CA 92513

Unit Volunteers (419 Total) :
Volunteer Type Count
Physicians 24
Physician Assistants 32
Nurse Practitioners 6
Nurses 95
Pharmacists 4
Dentists 1
Veterinarians 3
Mental Health Professionals 5
EMS Professionals 46
Respiratory Therapists 3
Other Public Health/Medical 124
Non-Public Health/Non-Medical 76

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