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Medical Reserve Corps of Manasota

MRC of Sarasota and Manatee County

Contact Information
  •  9417413005

    Mailing Location

    410 Sixth Avenue East 

    Bradenton, FL 34208

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national volunteer program established after 9/11 by the United States Surgeon General to pre-identify, credential and train local health and non-health professionals to respond in large-scale medical or public health emergencies such as natural disasters, disease pandemics or acts of bioterrorism and other vital public health activities.

The Manasota MRC trains medical and non-medical volunteers to serve at community health events and to respond to community health emergencies in a structured way. When Sarasota County Emergency Management’s Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 (Health and Medical) is activated, MRC volunteers serve alongside public health and emergency services professionals in hurricane shelters for persons with special needs, in mass dispensing of medication/vaccination operations, or in disease outbreak investigations, to name a few examples.