FRANKLIN COUNTY & cOLUMBUS MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS (fc&c MRC)
WHAT IS THE FC&C MRC PROGRAM?
The Franklin County & Columbus Medical Reserve Corps (FC&C MRC) provides medical and nonmedical volunteers to public health threats, public health emergencies, major emergencies, and disasters, when requested by local officials.
WHO CAN BE A FC&C MRC VOLUNTEER?
Anyone can join FC&C MRC. We need both medical and non-medical volunteers.
A FC&C MRC volunteer is either:
- A citizen or volunteer 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.
- View FC&C MRC Volunteer Criteria
WHAT ARE THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS?
Training is required to be a FC&C MRC volunteer. Non-medical volunteers are required to take the FC&C MRC Basic Training. Medical volunteers are highly encouraged to take the basic training. Non-medical and medical volunteers are required to take the FC&C Advanced Training.
FC&C MRC BASIC TRAINING
The FC&C MRC Basic Training provides self-help medical training to volunteers such as disaster medical operations, STOP THE BLEED, CPR, First Aid, AED training and other important topics.
FC&C MRC ADVANCED TRAINING
The FC&C MRC Advanced Training provides systems training to volunteers such as points of dispensing, vaccination clinics, family assistance center operations, PPE donations management operations, and other important topics.
WHAT IS THE FC&C MRC MEMBERSHIP PROCESS?
- Complete the online FC&C MRC Orientation
- 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
- Affirm the Oath online
- Take the required training.
Profiles in researching status within Ohio Responds will remain in that status until all requirements are met.