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Emergency Preparation

Be Prepared In An Emergency

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 Erin Davis 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.

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