What is the FC&C MRC Program?

MRCThe Franklin County & Columbus Medical Reserve Corps (FC&C MRC) provides medical and nonmedical volunteers to public health threats, public health emergencies, major emergencies, major planned events, and disasters; when requested by local officials.

Who can be a FC&C MRC volunteer?

Any adult capable of passing a background check and assisting in volunteer missions can join FC&C MRC. We need both medical and non-medical volunteers.

A FC&C MRC volunteer is either:

  • An individual who wants to become a non-medical volunteer (non-medical professional).
  • A medical professional who is a medical, health, or a social work student or a licensed medical or health professional, or a licensed social worker who wants to become a medical volunteer.

What are the training requirements?

Non-medical and medical volunteers are required to complete the orientation at the link below.  Medical volunteers are required to maintain their respective licenses.  A medical volunteer may become a non-medical volunteer if their license is expired.

FC&C MRC Training Opportunities

Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security hosts numerous trainings on a variety of subjects that would greatly benefit volunteers. Some courses qualify for continuing education credits for some professions. Such fields covered include incident command structure, points of dispensing, family assistance center operations, PPE donations management operations, medical responses to disaster situations, pediatric considerations for disaster response, and other important topics.

What is the FC&C MRC membership process?

  1. Complete the online FC&C MRC Orientation.
  2. Create a profile within the Ohio Responds Database at www.ohioresponds.odh.ohio.gov (Disclose your full medical license within your profile if you are registering as a medical volunteer).
  3. Affirm the Oath online.

Profiles in researching status within Ohio Responds will remain in that status until all requirements are met.