“ MRCs throughout New England provided approximately 200 volunteers (medical and non-medical) to the Boston Athletic Association. During the marathon, MRC volunteers were ready to respond and once again proved that they are there to make their communities healthier, safer and more resilient. The efficiency of their response reflected careful planning, extensive training, heroic execution and elements of good fortune. The significance can not easily be measured, but the importance and value of MRC volunteers is clear”
The Western MA Medical Reserve Corps is a coalition of 17 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units serving Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties and their 101 cities and towns. Click on your county to access Unit specific pages and info.
WMMRC exists to improve the health and safety of our communities and our region. Units are made up of medical and non-medical volunteers who are trained to respond to public health emergencies and disasters when activated by a local community or hospital. Members also participate in and conduct education and outreach events throughout the year that promote our mission of community health, emergency preparedness, and resiliency. We collaborate with other organizations (i.e. ARC) and create programs (Disaster Animal Response Teams) to ensure the most effective response capabilities.