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Wood County Medical Reserve Corps

What is the MRC?
    The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers as well as local and state-level partners to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. MRC units prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks.
What would I do as a Volunteer?
  • Wood County MRC volunteers have helped with flu clinics and tornado response. Volunteers have also helped with non-emergency activities such as packing backpacks with school supplies for giving to families.
  • Both medical and non-medical volunteers are essential with every MRC mission.
How do I join the Wood County MRC?
    Get Registered

  • The first step is to sign up at OhioResponds. This is Ohio’s volunteer registration system and provides a way to send notices to volunteers and gives liability protection for the agency and volunteers when they are called upon.
  • Organization Name: Wood County MRC
  • Department: MRC
  • Title: Volunteer
  • Create an account on MRC TRAIN (www.train.org/MRC)
    Get Trained

    Next, for safety and efficiency, volunteers must view basic training videos before their application is accepted.
    1) Create an account on MRC TRAIN (www.train.org/MRC)
    2) Link Wood County MRC to your MRC Train account:
  • Log on to MRC TRAIN, click on your name in the top right, then select Your Profile.

  • On the Manage Groups screen, enter 513 into the Join by Group Code field.

  • Click the blue Join button.

  • Click Save on the top right to complete the process.

  • 3) Complete the following mandatory training:
  • MRC Volunteer Deployment Readiness: Pre-Deployment Course (20 minutes) MRC TRAIN#1086867

  • MRC Volunteer Deployment Readiness: Deployment and Post-Deployment Course (20 minutes) MRC TRAIN#1086868

  • 4) Additional training required except in certain situations:
  • Personal and Family Preparedness (25 minutes) #1081145

  • Personal Safety (40 minutes) MRC TRAIN#1081353

  • Watch the video "The Unthinkable: Lessons from Survivors" (17 minutes, via YouTube)

  • 5) Once you’ve registered on OhioResponds and completed the 2 required trainings and any others, email Julie Kauffman at jkauffman@woodcountyohio.gov and we will finalize your membership. If you have questions, please email Julie Kauffman and she will assist you. Thanks again!
    6) The Wood County MRC Training Plan has more information about required and suggested training.

Medical Reserve Corps information

Julie Kauffman
or 419-352-8402 ext. 3226