The Franklin MRC was founded in 2003 to serve 26 communities in Franklin County, Massachusetts. Our unit consists of more than 300 volunteers in medical and support roles. Our deployment-ready volunteers participate in required core trainings (the Incident Command System (ICS) training, MRC 101 Orientation, Psychological First Aid, and others), drills and exercises as well as on-going courses of interest defined by the group.
The MRC works with local boards of health to dispense information about emergency preparedness and recovery. Franklin MRC volunteers are trained and ready to support existing emergency management resources in a disaster situation. Hundreds of MRC Volunteers have worked thousands of hours supporting the COVID-19 Response.