The Health District seeks to enhance structure and increase knowledge in the area of disaster preparedness. To achieve this, it is necessary that we train teams. The utilization and application of the Public Health Core Competencies for Emergency Preparedness will assist in effectively addressing high risk emergency situations. Through manpower training and development activities, the Health District staff as well as community partners are receiving training in the areas of emergency preparedness.

For more information about upcoming training opportunities or scheduling the Preparedness Training Room contact Kelly Craine at 254-750-5429.


The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District works in conjunction with various entities, including the Waco-McLennan County Office of Emergency Management, local hospitals, and local first responders, to plan for the collaborative response to emergencies in our community.  Pre-planning for emergency response is imperative, as planning saves time in getting operations under way, and helps to ensure essential activities are carried out efficiently.  The McLennan County All-Hazards Plan outlines which agencies perform specific functions in order to facilitate the integrated response of many partners.

For more information on Preparedness, please visit the following websites:

Central Texas Medical

For more information:

Call 254-750-5450 or 254-750-5460


As MRC volunteers, we are committed to the health and medical well being of the citizens of McLennan County during planned preparedness events or emergency operations.


The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is the sponsoring agency for the Central Texas Medical Reserve Corps (CTMRC).

The Central Texas MRC is an all volunteer organization which encourages individual volunteers to seek and accept ownership of key portions of the MRC operations, while maintaining an integrated focus with other volunteer organizations and the response agencies within McLennan County.

The CTMRC seeks to advance volunteerism in McLennan County by partnering with the Heart of Texas Council of Governments Citizens Corps, AmeriCorps and with local chapters of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteers.T

he Mission of the CTMRC remains: to recruit, specifically train and retain volunteers to expand the health and medical response capabilities within McLennan County.

The Central Texas Medical Reserve Corps is committed to build upon past successes and expand the possibilities of volunteerism in McLennan County.V

olunteers come from all walks of life, and do not have to have a background as a health care provider.  There are many roles needed during an emergency, and the CTMRC serves as the basis for meeting public health needs during all major emergency response operations in McLennan County.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, access the MRC Application link on this page, and print out the application.  The process is very simple.

Complete and mail the application to:

Central Texas Medical Reserve Corps
225 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76707
c/o Stephanie Alvey, MRC Coordinator

Upon receipt of your application, you will be contacted for a face-to-face interview.

CTMRC volunteers have many opportunities for training, service during emergencies, and participation during exercises.  Exercises allow emergency responders and volunteers to practice together, and improve their skills prior to an emergency.

If you would like to discuss details of the problem contact Stephanie Alvey, Preparedness Coordinator at