The Brookline Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is part of the Medical Reserve Corps program, founded by the federal government shortly after September 11, 2001. The national system brings together people who have skills related to health care as well as volunteers with other skills. MRC members serve as a team during times of emergency or need in their local community.
Brookline MRC volunteers are trained and prepared to respond to emergencies, and to provide education, outreach, and various health services throughout the year. Our volunteers have both medical and non-medical backgrounds. They function as part of Brookline's local emergency preparedness team, when needed. 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 to respond to potential large scale public health crises.
The Town of Brookline Department of Public Health continues to recruit, train, mobilize, and coordinate these community-based volunteers, who can serve during a local emergency health situation and assist with local public health needs throughout the year.