Medical Reserve Corps

Volunteers Building Strong, Healthy, and Prepared Communities

Brookline Medical Reserve Corps is a group of community-based volunteers who train to assist the Town during local public health emergencies and events. Volunteers receive critical training needed to build community resilience.


The Brookline Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is part of the National MRC program that was founded by the federal government shortly after 9/11. The national system brings together people who have skills related to health care as well as residents with other skills. MRC members serve as a team during times of emergency or need in their own community. The Brookline MRC members are trained and prepared to respond to emergencies and provide education, outreach, and various health services throughout the year. They function as part of their local emergency preparedness teams. MRC units supplement existing emergency and public health resources and agencies such as local public health, fire, police, and ambulance services. The result is a collaborative effort that is prepared for large scale public health crises.