Washington County MRC Volunteer

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Washington County Department of Public health & Environment

  • 1 person is interested

As a member of the Washington County Medical Reserve Corps, you will have the opportunity to work in both emergency and non-emergency roles. Through trainings, drills, exercises, and non-emergency volunteer opportunities you will become familiar with our community’s response plans, who our response partners are, and where your skills can be utilized to their best advantage in an emergency situation. The Washington County Medical Reserve Corps will play an integral role in our local preparedness and response strategy. The role of Washington County MRC volunteers will vary depending on the needs of our communities or the cause of the deployment. The Washington County MRC is intended to supplement existing emergency response and public health systems.

Major community emergencies may arise from natural (tornado, flooding), technical (sewage back up, power outage), or intentional (biological, chemical or other terrorist) events. In the event of an emergency that impacts or threatens the health of a large number of our citizens, or presents health issues in the county, the Washington County Medical Reserve Corps will be asked to deploy along with WCPHE staff and other responders in the following emergency responses:

· Mass vaccination

· Mass prophylaxis

· Mass medical care

· Communicable disease control

· Disease and foodborne illness investigation

· Seasonal vaccination clinics

· Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) training and support

· Targeted public awareness campaigns

· Public health and environmental health support roles

· Community health, environmental or emergency preparedness education


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Disaster Relief Emergency & Safety Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

14949 62nd St. NStillwater, MN 55082

(45.03752,-92.803116)
 

SKILLS

  • Physician
  • Customer Service
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Healthcare
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The time commitment varies- at a minimum, volunteers are required to respond to emergency response communication drills 4 times annually and respond to emergencies (when they occur and if volunteers are able).
  • Volunteers will be required to complete a background check, attend orientation, and complete 2 ICS training courses (online).

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