The Medical Reserve Corps is a community-based, volunteer program that helps build the public health infrastructure of communities nationwide. Berkshire and Franklin units were among the very first to be founded following the events of September 11, 2001.

The mission of Berkshire and Franklin MRC is to build a strong, healthy and prepared region by empowering our volunteers with the training and resources they need to respond to the needs of local communities. 

Please consider this website a resource for keeping yourself, your families (including your pets), your businesses, and your communities safe by being prepared for emergencies.  Volunteers are always needed and there are service opportunities for everyone.

  • Specialized response teams and programs to meet the needs of children, animals, seniors, and other vulnerable populations

  • Hundreds of pre-trained, pre-credentialed volunteers to support emergency response and other public health initiatives.

  • Nationally recognized programs of capacity building that meet real needs of our communities

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