Central Texas Medical Reserve Corps
Central Texas Medical Reserve Corps volunteers are committed to the health and medical well-being of the citizens of McLennan County during planned preparedness events or emergency operations.
The mission of the Central Texas Medical Reserve Corp (CTMRC) is to recruit, specifically train and retain volunteers to expand the health and medical response capabilities within McLennan County. The CTMRC seeks to advance volunteerism in McLennan County by partnering and training with the Heart of Texas Council of Governments Citizens Corps, AmeriCorps and with local chapters of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteers.
The CTMRC is an all-volunteer organization which encourages individual volunteers to seek and accept ownership of key portions of the Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) operations, while maintaining an integrated focus with other volunteer organizations and the response agencies within McLennan County.
The CTMRC is committed to build upon past successes and expand the possibilities of volunteerism in McLennan County.
Volunteers 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.
Volunteer Roles Include
- Psychosocial Intervention Team Members
- Licensed Health and Medical Team Members
- Phone Bank Staff
- Point of Dispensing (POD) Staff
- Recruitment and Retention Team Members
For more information on the roles and activities of our volunteers, please contact Emily Bradford, MRC Coordinator at (254)750-5851.
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. Some examples of our training opportunities include:
- Until Help Arrives
- Psychological First Aid
- Active Shooter Awareness
- Point of Dispensing
- Emergency & Disaster Exercises of all types!
Most of our training opportunities are open to everyone. So come check one out and bring a friend!
How to Join
Thank you so much for your interest in the Central Texas Medical Reserve Corps! There are a few simple steps to join our unit:
1) Register in the Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry. This is a secure system that allows us to ensure our volunteers are credentialed and keep up with skills, trainings, and qualifications. To create your profile:
- Select Register Now
- Select Add Organizations
- Find McLennan County Organizations
- Select the drop-down button next the McLennan County Organizations
- Select the check box next to Central Texas Medical Reserve Corps
- Press Select
- Enter your information, availability, skills, and license information
2) Review the Policy Manual (PDF, 345KB)and complete the forms at the back and submit them to Emily Bradford.
3) Complete the required FEMA trainings and New Member Orientation:
4) Submit to a background check. Once all forms and trainings have been completed, the MRC Coordinator will schedule a time for you to complete your background check.