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The Cooper Count Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) was developed as a result of emergency planning and preparedness by the Cooper County Public Health Center. The MRC program coordinates the skills of practicing and retired physicians, nurses and other health professional as well as other citizens interested in health issues, who are eager to volunteer and assist in a support role to address their community’s ongoing public health needs and to help their community during large-scale emergency situations. MRC volunteers may also serve a vital role by assisting their communities with ongoing public health needs (e.g., immunizations, screenings, health and nutrition education and volunteering in community health centers and local hospitals). (If you are interested in volunteering for the Cooper County MRC please contact Jesse DeVIllier at 660-882-2626.) 


Anyone wanting to assist during a public health emergency or event can join. Trained medical professionals as well as

non-medical volunteers can be utilized to help.



  • U.S. Citizen or Legal/Registered Alien.
  • Must have a current mailing address and contact information.
  • For medical volunteers, a current professional licensure.
  • Volunteers agree to be available in the event of a large public health emergency.




Important Instructions:
Gather licensure/certification information prior to applying.

Under Organization Selection. Select down arrow for MRC Organizations.

Select Cooper County Medical Reserve Corps. 




Mission Statement- The mission of the Cooper County Medical Reserve Corps is to enhance the emergency preparedness and response capabilities in Cooper County by recruiting and training a corps of medical, non-medical, and public health volunteers to assist in response to a local disaster or public health emergency.

Cooper County MRC Unit 460 News

  • 06/02/24 - Jesse DeVillier, Emergency Planner/ MRC Coordinator
    New Equipment

    Hello Unit 460, I'm excited to announce we have aquired new equipment for our unit! We will now be able to offer training stations to complete online courses for MRC trainings. If you have had any trouble with your internet, trouble navigating through MRC train or FEMA self-paced courses, or just need a place away from home to focus, we can now offer that here at Cooper County Public Health Center. If you are anyone else is interested in utilizing this, please contact me, Jesse DeVillier, at 660-621-1553.  We will also be using this equipment for future exercises and new inventory system, all of which increase our capability. Also check your phones for a mesage from me, I am wanting to make sure all my contact information is correct and everyone knows about our blog page here. Thanks for all your hard work volunteers and stay MRC strong!

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  • 17/01/24 - Jesse DeVillier, Emergency Planner/MRC Coordinator
    First Cooper County MRC 460 post!

    Hello, Unit 460! Our MRC Coordinator, Jesse DeVillier, is excited to introduce Cooper County MRC News Blog in efforts of giving Cooper County MRC Unit 460 a web-based news bulletin. Here you will find future training opportunities, exercises, events, and recognition post for MRC Unit 460. 

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