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  • Lord Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps Lord Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps

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Mission Statement

To support the Lord Fairfax Health District during a Public Health Emergency, by organizing Public Health, medical and other volunteers in protecting the health and safety of our communities.

Description

Are you wanting to serve your community in a meaningful way, making an impact in improving the health of a community, while knowing that your community is prepared to respond in the event of an unexpected emergency?

Are you a practicing or retired medical professional seeking to give back to the community that you serve?

Do you want to be prepared to respond to your community in the event of an emergency?

Join the Lord Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps TODAY and help protect the public health needs of your community, while gaining important emergency preparedness and response training.

Now the questions, that I can anticipate hearing...

Can I volunteer even if I am not a medical professional? What if I don't have any time? Do I receive training?

Who can volunteer?

1. Medical Professionals- Clinical & non-clinical. This also includes Mental Health Counselors and EMTs

NON-MEDICAL POSITIONS-Yes we need you TOO!

2. Clerical &Logistical Personnel

3. Safety Officer & Traffic Guards

4. Educators

5. Child Care/Adult Care personnel

6. Language Interpreters

How much time do I have to commit?

As little or as much as you want! The average time commitment is 8-12 hours each year, but don't let that limit you. You can dedicate as much time as you want.

Do I have to go through training?

The Medical Reserve Corps was implemented to resolve the many issues that arised with volunteer organization, management and response during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. We are required to test our preparedness and response skills and have volunteers equipped with a uniformed set of emergency response skills.

1. Mandatory 1.5 hour orientation for all volunteers- (required by the state of Virginia to be covered by liability laws).

2. FEMA/PFA/CPR training-provided by local health departments in which most courses are FREE to the volunteers.

3. Speciality training-**courses and opportunities are still being developed at this time. A volunteer may wish to advance their skill-set with specialized training that would be of maximum benefit to the community in the event of an emergency or in offering assistance with community public health programs.

If you have any other questions please contact myself. For more information about the Medical Reserve Corps, Please visit: the National Medical Reserve Corps Website:

http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/HomePage

or the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps website:

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/mrc/

What can volunteers do for your organization?

Volunteers can:

1. Administer vaccines during a clinic in prevention of widespread disease.

2. Emergency Preparedness outreach/education.

3. Public Health Initiatives in helping to bridge the gap of health care resources in the community.

4. Help behind the scenes in administrative, clerical and logistics.

JOIN TODAY AND HELP PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF YOUR COMMUNITY!

Website

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/mrc/

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