Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps

Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps The Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a unit of local medical and non-medical volunteers who are ready to respond to public health emergencies and support public health emergency preparedness across Alexandria.

In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, thousands of Americans volunteered their skills and talents to assist the community. Many more asked, “What can I do to help?” The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was established in 2002 as a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network is made up of 987 community-based units and almost 200,000 volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories.

Our MRC volunteer together with our Assistant Public Health Emergency Management Coordinator ready for fit testing.
04/11/2020

Our MRC volunteer together with our Assistant Public Health Emergency Management Coordinator ready for fit testing.

MRC volunteers helping with contact investigations! Thank you!!!
04/03/2020

MRC volunteers helping with contact investigations! Thank you!!!

After many hours of work, AHD employees attended a Disaster Mental health relief session done by an MRC volunteer! Thank...
04/01/2020

After many hours of work, AHD employees attended a Disaster Mental health relief session done by an MRC volunteer! Thank you so much!!

MRC volunteers distributing PPE to long term care facilities, assisted living and health care facilities! I am so proud ...
03/31/2020

MRC volunteers distributing PPE to long term care facilities, assisted living and health care facilities! I am so proud of your work!

MRC volunteers doing fit testing today!! Go MRC!!!
03/30/2020

MRC volunteers doing fit testing today!! Go MRC!!!

Busy day in the call center today! Practicing social distancing while answering the phones! I am so proud of their hard ...
03/26/2020

Busy day in the call center today! Practicing social distancing while answering the phones! I am so proud of their hard work! Go Alexandria MRC!

Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker
03/21/2020

Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker

Great to see familiar faces from the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps (in a slightly outdated picture) during my virtual orientation with the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps this morning. Register to join the Corps at: https://www.alexandriava.gov/MedicalReserve.

Another day in the call center! Thank you MRC volunteers for keeping our community safe!
03/19/2020

Another day in the call center! Thank you MRC volunteers for keeping our community safe!

After a very long day in the call center, volunteers will return again tomorrow! Thank you all for your hard work during...
03/12/2020

After a very long day in the call center, volunteers will return again tomorrow! Thank you all for your hard work during this response! We appreciate you!!

03/12/2020

MRC volunteer teaching our community members to prevent and protect from COVID-19 by washing their hands and

1. Staying home when you are sick
2. Disinfecting surfaces
3. Practicing cough/sneeze etiquette
4. Avoiding touching your face.

Alexandria Health Department call center - MRC volunteers manning the phones and helping get the information out to Alex...
03/11/2020

Alexandria Health Department call center - MRC volunteers manning the phones and helping get the information out to Alexandrians! You are the BEST!!!

Doing Pandemic Respiratory Infection outreach by distributing pandemic preparedness brochures, while walking in the St. ...
03/07/2020

Doing Pandemic Respiratory Infection outreach by distributing pandemic preparedness brochures, while walking in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Thank you volunteers for all your help!!

Alexandria CERT Coordinator, assisted by one of our volunteers are teaching Until Help Arrives and Stop the Bleed. Thank...
03/04/2020

Alexandria CERT Coordinator, assisted by one of our volunteers are teaching Until Help Arrives and Stop the Bleed. Thank you Marjorie and Deborah for being here tonight!

Another MRC NOVA joint training - Arlington Psychological First Aid Training - learning how to reduce the initial distre...
02/26/2020

Another MRC NOVA joint training - Arlington Psychological First Aid Training - learning how to reduce the initial distress caused by a traumatic events. It is an important tool for supporting family, friends or your community members during emergencies.

In collaboration with the Red Cross, Marco Johnson taught "Operating a Shelter Checklist" Training - a basic level cours...
02/20/2020

In collaboration with the Red Cross, Marco Johnson taught "Operating a Shelter Checklist" Training - a basic level course that introduces the guidelines and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a public health emergency.

Strengthening community partnerships to support Preparedness at Red Cross Second Annual Disaster Preparedness Summit! Wi...
01/28/2020

Strengthening community partnerships to support Preparedness at Red Cross Second Annual Disaster Preparedness Summit! With Rappahannock MRC, Alexandria CERT, Alexandria MRC volunteers, American Legion Post 24 members, Citizen Corp Council Chair, Fairfax OEM and American Red Cross!

Another NOVA MRC Collaboration- Rappahannock MRC, Alexandria MRC and Alexandria CERT Coordinator attended and evaluated ...
01/25/2020

Another NOVA MRC Collaboration- Rappahannock MRC, Alexandria MRC and Alexandria CERT Coordinator attended and evaluated Until Help Arrives- Stop the Bleed pilot class for Loudoun MRC! Great teamwork!

Access and Functional Needs - Dementia Training - first joint training with all Health districts in NOVA!!! Thank you vo...
01/22/2020

Access and Functional Needs - Dementia Training - first joint training with all Health districts in NOVA!!! Thank you volunteers and thank you MRC Coordinators for helping recruit! 45+ volunteers are in attendance tonight!!! GO MRC!!!!

Infection Control Training - thanks to our Epi, Christina, 12 MRC volunteers learned more about what infection control i...
12/10/2019

Infection Control Training - thanks to our Epi, Christina, 12 MRC volunteers learned more about what infection control is, how are diseases transmitted, and tools of Infection Control.

MRC volunteers were nominated for the Emergency Preparedness Award at Volunteers are the Heart of Alexandria recognition...
12/05/2019

MRC volunteers were nominated for the Emergency Preparedness Award at Volunteers are the Heart of Alexandria recognition event! A million of thanks to you! You have been a dedicated volunteer and you have shown how important it is to help others in public health emergencies! I am so proud and thankful to you all! Congratulations to you all and congratulations Deborah for winning the award! #VolAlex

Health Communication and Outreach Training for our MRC! Thank you Lorrie for teaching the class! Great class!
11/22/2019

Health Communication and Outreach Training for our MRC! Thank you Lorrie for teaching the class! Great class!

MRC volunteers joined the Red Cross and the Fire Department distributing emergency preparedness flyers and educating res...
11/16/2019

MRC volunteers joined the Red Cross and the Fire Department distributing emergency preparedness flyers and educating residents about fire safety.

Mass Casualty & Terrorism Overview for Alexandria MRC! Thank you Brian Hricik for teaching the class!
11/13/2019

Mass Casualty & Terrorism Overview for Alexandria MRC! Thank you Brian Hricik for teaching the class!

Red Cross and MRC great collaboration!!! Thank you Marco Johnson for teaching MRC how to gather resources, set up, open,...
10/29/2019

Red Cross and MRC great collaboration!!! Thank you Marco Johnson for teaching MRC how to gather resources, set up, open, operate and close a shelter.

MRC volunteer raising awareness at the Senate Emergency Preparedness Fair!
09/27/2019

MRC volunteer raising awareness at the Senate Emergency Preparedness Fair!

Senate National Preparedness Fair - great surprise to see our NACCHO’s partners!
09/27/2019

Senate National Preparedness Fair - great surprise to see our NACCHO’s partners!

When the time comes will you be PREPARED or SCARED? Teamwork with the Fairfax MRC Coordinator.
09/25/2019

When the time comes will you be PREPARED or SCARED? Teamwork with the Fairfax MRC Coordinator.

Working together - Alexandria Health Department, in collaboration with the Red Cross, CERT, Fire Department and Voluntee...
09/24/2019

Working together - Alexandria Health Department, in collaboration with the Red Cross, CERT, Fire Department and Volunteer Alexandria, brings Disaster preparedness awareness at Alexandria City Hall during our Emergency Preparedness Fair! Come out and visit our table on this beautiful morning!

Alexandria MRC volunteers are the best! Two events in one day!!! Besides the Pediatric Disaster training, one MRC volunt...
09/22/2019

Alexandria MRC volunteers are the best! Two events in one day!!! Besides the Pediatric Disaster training, one MRC volunteer is doing Emergency Preparedness & POD Outreach at West End Farmer’s Market!

Our second day of Pediatric Disaster Training!!! Thank you all for being here on a Sunday!!!
09/22/2019

Our second day of Pediatric Disaster Training!!! Thank you all for being here on a Sunday!!!

Alexandria MRC in collaboration with the Red Cross and the Fire Department are canvassing the area distributing POD flye...
09/21/2019

Alexandria MRC in collaboration with the Red Cross and the Fire Department are canvassing the area distributing POD flyers prior to the POD exercise!

32 participants taking the first day of Pediatric Disaster Response Training!! Thank you all for being here on a Saturda...
09/21/2019

32 participants taking the first day of Pediatric Disaster Response Training!! Thank you all for being here on a Saturday morning!!

Six more sits available for the Pediatric Disaster Response Training - September 21st & September 22nd. Interested? Sign...
09/17/2019
MGT -439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness in September

Six more sits available for the Pediatric Disaster Response Training - September 21st & September 22nd. Interested? Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mgt-439-pediatric-disaster-response-and-emergency-preparedness-in-september-tickets-68263735671

Alexandria Health Department Medical Reserve Corps is hosting PEDIATRIC DISASTER RESPONSE AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Training offered by Texas A & M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) The 2010 report by the National Commission on Children and Disasters identified a training gap for emergency respo...

Get your FREE Flu Shot and discover one of our POD (Point of Dispensing) sites! Join the Alexandria Health Department PO...
09/16/2019

Get your FREE Flu Shot and discover one of our POD (Point of Dispensing) sites!
Join the Alexandria Health Department POD exercise on October 19th from 10 AM-2 PM to get your free flu shot and help public health test their emergency preparedness plans! If you are interested in volunteering for the exercise, please email [email protected].

We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. Alexandria Medical Reserve Corp reminded members of American Legion Post 24 how t...
09/12/2019

We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. Alexandria Medical Reserve Corp reminded members of American Legion Post 24 how to prepare for any public health emergencies and how to stay engaged in the community by joining MRC.

MRC Volunteers are at Africa Fest to talk about emergency preparedness. What three things do you want to have in your em...
09/08/2019

MRC Volunteers are at Africa Fest to talk about emergency preparedness. What three things do you want to have in your emergency kit?

Don’t be scared! Be prepared! National Preparedness month Awaresness at First Thursday in Del Ray! CERT and MRC working ...
09/05/2019

Don’t be scared! Be prepared! National Preparedness month Awaresness at First Thursday in Del Ray! CERT and MRC working together!!

09/05/2019

Start talking with your children early about money. Include kids in discussions about saving for a disaster. Get ideas for how to involve them at ready.gov/kids #YouthPrep #PreparedNotScared

09/04/2019

Most homeowners’ and renters’ insurance does not cover flood damage. Learn more about flood insurance at FloodSmart.gov #FloodSmart #PreparedNotScared

Disasters don’t plan ahead, but you can. The entire month of September observes National Preparedness Month!
09/03/2019

Disasters don’t plan ahead, but you can. The entire month of September observes National Preparedness Month!

Come find Alexandria MRC at the Alexandria Irish Festival! We have lots of giveaways and important emergency preparednes...
08/24/2019

Come find Alexandria MRC at the Alexandria Irish Festival! We have lots of giveaways and important emergency preparedness information! Do you want to become a volunteer? Recruitment information is also available 🙂

In collaboration with American Legion Post 24 and National Safety Council, a “Surviving an Active Shooter Event” trainin...
08/10/2019

In collaboration with American Legion Post 24 and National Safety Council, a “Surviving an Active Shooter Event” training is being offered to MRC volunteers. Thank you Mike and Jim for teaching the class!

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4480 King St
Alexandria, VA
22302

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The Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was established in 2005 and is housed within the Alexandria Health Department. The Alexandria MRC seeks to improve the health and safety of communities across Alexandria, VA by recruiting, training, and managing professional and non-professional volunteers who support existing public health infrastructure during public health emergencies and routine community activities.

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