The Division of Emergency Preparedness is concerned with protecting Brookline residents from potential public health threats, and contributes to Brookline’s community resiliency.
In so doing, the division has established the Health Department’s emergency operations plan, as well as a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) comprised of volunteers who are willing to assist the department with medical, public health, and administrative needs in the event of an emergency. MRC volunteers also assist throughout the year at health fairs, during flu clinics, and at other health department events.
In addition, the division builds partnerships with residents and organizations throughout Brookline and its neighboring communities, to further enhance the preparedness and safety of the town’s residents.
Medical Reserve Corps are community based volunteers who assist local public health departments to promote healthy living as well as to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency events. The mission of the Brookline MRC is to improve the health and safety of Brookline residents by building a strong, healthy, and prepared community.