What Are The Medical Reserve Corps?
The Polk / Hardee County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) are trained, community-based volunteers who donate their time, knowledge, and expertise to prepare and respond to local emergencies.
During a disaster, MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources in areas in which they are properly trained and equipped.
MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as:
Where Can I Learn More?
To learn more about your local MRC, call (863) 519-7900, ext.11100
State Emergency Responders and Volunteers of Florida (SERVFL). SERVFL is the State of Florida's online system for managing public health and medical disaster responders (volunteers and staff teams). This site supports a variety of personnel who may be utilized during disasters, all-hazard response efforts, and public health activities. Users must register through the official Florida Emergency Health Volunteer Registry (FEHVR).
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA’s Independent Study Program offers courses that support the nine mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal. All users must register on this website and complete the IS 100 and IS 700 trainings. Class participants will receive a certificate upon course completion. These certificates should be provided to the MRC staff. Additional courses are also available based on user needs.