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THE MISSION
The mission of the Summit County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to establish teams of local volunteer medical and public health professionals who can contribute their skills and expertise throughout the year as well as during times of community need.
WHAT IS THE SUMMIT COUNTY MRC?
The Summit County MRC is a volunteer group that brings health care professionals and others together to support local public health, emergency and medical services. As the events of September 11th unfolded, many Americans reacted by offering to help. In order to provide the rapid response needed in a disaster, volunteers must be trained and organized. A key function of the MRC is to provide members with specialized training and preparation.
WHO CAN JOIN?
We are looking for licensed medical and non-medical professionals as well as people with other special skills who can provide basic support services during both emergency and non-emergency events. This includes, but is not limited to, licensed medical professionals, non-licensed volunteers with medical backgrounds, mental health professionals, clergy, public health professionals, emergency medical technicians, health educators and volunteers with other specialties.
Everyone can help!
WHAT TRAINING DO I NEED?
Newly registered MRC volunteers are required to complete 4 hours of approved training, which will be provided by the MRC unit. Training is valid for three years. Upon completion of the third year as a registered volunteer, the volunteer must satisfactorily complete an updated or "refresher"
state-approved training course. Available trainings will be posted on this page and can be accessed by clicking the Trainings link to the left.
WHAT ABOUT LIABILITY PROTECTION?
Ohio Revised Code 5502.281 provides liability protection to registered Ohio Citizen Corps volunteers (which includes Ohio MRC volunteers) during local, state or federally-declared emergencies, disasters, drills and trainings. The statute also exempts a registered volunteer's personal information in the Ohio Citizen Corps database from public disclosure. It is critical that the registration process be completed in its entirety to be eligible for liability protection.
HOW DO I REGISTER?

Simply complete the registration process on www.ohioresponds.gov for credentialing and liability protection.

If you have any questions, please contact MRC Coordinator
Marlene Martin at
(330) 926-5774 or mmartin@schd.org