The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network comprises 989 community-based units and almost 200,000 volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories.
MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities and build community resiliency. They 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. They frequently contribute to community health activities that promote healthy habits. Examples of activities that MRC volunteers participate in and support include:
CBMRC Mission Statement
The Cannon Beach Medical Reserve Corps mission is to protect the health and safety of our community by maintaining a pool of healthcare professionals and support staff that are trained and ready to respond during a emergency where local capabilities are not sufficient. The CBMRC is dedicated to promoting community resiliency and providing emergency health-related services.
CBMRC Vision Statement
The vision of the Cannon Beach Medical Reserve Corps is to enlist citizen volunteers to assist in the establishment of an organized pool of resources capable of being deployed to support Emergency Medical Services already in place in the event of a major emergency. The goal of the CBMRC will be that of a support role in providing volunteer medical professionals and resources to augment those services in the community that are engaged in the health and welfare of the citizenry.
Register for Cannon Beach Medical Reserve Corps by clicking the Registration button below. Registration instructions can be found here. If you have questions contact lilawickhamrn [at] gmail.com (Lila Wickham, RN).