Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (PMRC)
Supporting the City's First Responders During Public Health Emergencies and Selected Community Events
The Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a group of more than 2,500 volunteers who serve the City during public health emergencies and large-scale events. This unit is part of the national MRC program, which is run through the Office of the Surgeon General.
The Department of Public Health trains the Philadelphia MRC and coordinates its response in times of need. Volunteers may be deployed during major emergencies, such as natural disasters, as well as events like political rallies and marathon races. All volunteers must participate in at least one training, exercise, or deployment per year.
Members may also choose to support communities in need in other areas of the state or country, as many did during hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
By volunteering for the Philadelphia MRC, you can contribute to a healthier, more resilient Philadelphia.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the program's home page.
In The News
- Resources for helping out your neighbors in need during coronavirus crisis, West Philly Local, March 14, 2020.