District of Columbia Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps

District of Columbia Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps The DC PMRC was formed to promote public health and safety for the pediatric population within the District of Columbia As a volunteer organization we depend upon the commitment of our members as we strive to enhance local response capabilities to disasters or emergency events and to increase the emergency preparedness of local citizens in Washington, DC.
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We operate in partnership with the DC Department of Health and Children’s National Health System as the sponsoring organizations for the DC-PMRC.

Mission: The mission of the Washington, DC Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps (DC-PMRC) is to provide specialized pediatric support services to the DC community in preparation for, response to, and recovery from disaster, pandemic and mass-mass casualty events involving children and families that supplement existing resources.

Operating as usual

Here for the kids!!
03/24/2018

Here for the kids!!

Starting the day as the DC PMRC. Staffng the march for our lives rally!!
03/24/2018

Starting the day as the DC PMRC. Staffng the march for our lives rally!!

03/23/2018
DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

We're 2️⃣ days away from the March for our Lives event in DC! Are you prepared for the march? Review this March For Our Lives ✅ list for important know before you go info! #MarchForOurLives #MarchForOurLivesDC

DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
03/23/2018

DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

Headed to DC on Saturday for March for our Lives? Get important updates from the City on safety, weather, traffic, & transit with free text alerts.
👉 Text “MARCH24” to 888-777 to sign up!
👉 Let friends & family know about this service if they'll be there too!
#MarchForOurLives #MarchForOurLivesDC

04/19/2017
Terrorism for the Clinician: Management of exposures to chemicals, radiation & biotoxins

DISASTER EDUCATION SERIES:

Terrorism for the Clinician:
Diagnosis & Treatment of Exposures to Chemicals, Radiation & Biotoxins

LOCATION/DATE/TIME:
Location: Children’s National Medical Center • 111 Michigan Ave, NW • Washington, DC – 2nd Floor Auditorium
Date: Friday, June 23rd
Time: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
There is no charge for this program.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/terrorism-for-the-clinician-management-of-exposures-to-chemicals-radiation-biotoxins-tickets-33851666245

Terrorism for the Clinician: Management of exposures to chemicals, radiation & biotoxins No cost for attendance. OBJECTIVES: List clinical presentations of chemterrorism agent exposures, radiation, and biotoxins for early identification of cases Describe the role of the Poison Center in surveillance...

12/05/2016
Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise

When you don't know what to look for, it can be easy to miss signs of someone who is in crisis or planning violence. Watch our compelling new video to learn how to Know the Signs and bring our free prevention programs to your community, then download the Know the Signs guide here: http://www.sandyhookpromise.org/prevention_programs.

DC-PMRC team members (left end: Diana Fox right end: Emily Dorosz) are volunteering to provide medical support for the o...
09/24/2016

DC-PMRC team members (left end: Diana Fox right end: Emily Dorosz) are volunteering to provide medical support for the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture!

PMRC in the community providing information about emergency preparedness! Lots of events going on throughout DC this mon...
09/15/2016

PMRC in the community providing information about emergency preparedness! Lots of events going on throughout DC this month for National Preparedness Month. You can find more events occurring in your area by visiting the following link! #NatlPrep

https://community.fema.gov/be-counted?lang=en_US

PMRC team members providing the community with Emergency Preparedness information! Event is being held at Children's Nat...
09/14/2016

PMRC team members providing the community with Emergency Preparedness information! Event is being held at Children's National Medical Center! Thanks for hosting Children's National Medical Center!

National Preparedness Month is in full swing! Interested in helping out first responders during a disaster? Visit https:...
09/12/2016

National Preparedness Month is in full swing! Interested in helping out first responders during a disaster? Visit https://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps to find out what you can do to help!

Help your local community prepared for, respond to, and recover from an emergency. Join a group like the Medical Reserve Corps or CERT - Community Emergency Response Team! Multiple organizations are available and looking for volunteers like you to help the community!

For National Preparedness Month make sure you and your family have a communication plan set up for emergencies! Template...
09/05/2016

For National Preparedness Month make sure you and your family have a communication plan set up for emergencies! Templates are available for kids to have as well. (Link below). For this week your goal should be to make a family communication plan! Reunification is very challenging without a communication plan in place.

Have a great week and stay safe!

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/a260e5fb242216dc62ae380946806677/FEMA_plan_child_508_071513.pdf

07/20/2016
Mass Disaster Academy (September 2016) Survey

PMRC Team Members,
Check out this out excellent training opportunity hosted by the Office of VIctim Services and Justice Grants.

On September 22-23, OVSJG will be hosting its second DC Victim Assistance Academy: Victim Services in a Mass Disaster. This Academy is designed to prepare victim service providers – legal, mental health, advocacy, outreach, prevention, education…anyone – to serve in a victim services role in the event of a criminally-related mass disaster in the District. The tragic events of late in Orlando and yesterday in France are important reminders that the District needs to be ready to respond when we are called. OVSJG will be responsible for providing and coordinating services within a Family Reunification Center and Family Assistance Center if one of these events should occur, and we are building a corps of victim assistance professionals that are trained and ready to help if they are needed.

Because of the potential giant need, we are asking for all of our grantee partners to identify at least one person to attend training and be ready to respond. We will likely hold additional academies over the course of the next year to slowly build our corps of folks so if you can’t make it in September there will be other opportunities. But please consider whether anyone on your staff is able to attend. We need many different skill sets to make our response as comprehensive as possible.

To sign up please click the link below:

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Check out this Home Safety Checklist and begin talking to your family about developing a Family Preparedness Plan!
07/14/2016

Check out this Home Safety Checklist and begin talking to your family about developing a Family Preparedness Plan!

FEMA just released the 2015 Household Survey on Preparedness! Click the link below to find out more information.http://w...
07/08/2016
www.fema.gov

FEMA just released the 2015 Household Survey on Preparedness! Click the link below to find out more information.

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1467116407881-096f834e638f02fa8499941ce5c155bb/national_household_survey_2015_508_062716_508.pdf

The DC PMRC is busy working for July 4th. Stay safe this Independence day!
07/04/2016

The DC PMRC is busy working for July 4th. Stay safe this Independence day!

Ready
07/01/2016

Ready

Making #July4th 🇺🇸 plans? We've got a few tips 📝 to kick off your weekend.

DC-PMRC Orientation sessions are in full swing! New members got an opportunity to meet the leadership team, learn about ...
06/08/2016

DC-PMRC Orientation sessions are in full swing! New members got an opportunity to meet the leadership team, learn about the history of the Medical Reserve Corps as well as the new DC Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps and how to begin preparing their own families for emergencies! More orientation sessions and volunteer opportunities coming soon!

National investment, leadership needed for school preparedness
05/02/2016
National investment, leadership needed for school preparedness

National investment, leadership needed for school preparedness

By Jeff Schlegelmilch, Erin Sehnert, Irwin Redlener   Recently the GAO released a report examining the state of emergency preparedness in k-12 schools. The conclusions in this report are alarming, as it uncovers a lack of strategic coordination among federal agencies for preparing schools for em…

The DC PMRC is on the road highlighting our work. At the Children's National Education Week poster session and at the Na...
04/21/2016

The DC PMRC is on the road highlighting our work. At the Children's National Education Week poster session and at the National Preparedness conference in Dallas, TX. #prep16 PrEP Summit Children's National Medical Center

DC-PMRC Official Logo!
04/18/2016

DC-PMRC Official Logo!

District of Columbia Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps's cover photo
04/18/2016

District of Columbia Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps's cover photo

Say hello to the DC-PMRC Leadership team! From left to right: Johnny Tolbert, Emily Dorosz, Dr. Joelle Simpson, Lauren F...
03/23/2016

Say hello to the DC-PMRC Leadership team!
From left to right: Johnny Tolbert, Emily Dorosz, Dr. Joelle Simpson, Lauren Foe, Diana Fox, Cynthiana Lightfoot. (Not Pictured Anthony Gilchrest)

Profile pictures
03/20/2016

Profile pictures

District of Columbia Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps's cover photo
03/20/2016

District of Columbia Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps's cover photo

District of Columbia Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps
03/20/2016

District of Columbia Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps

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General information

During the events of September 11, 2001, it became clear that there was no method for coordinating the services of thousands of well-meaning volunteers, who showed up at disaster scenes wanting to help. There was no mechanism for checking credentials and assigning volunteers where they could do the most good, and no pre-planning to ensure their safety. Nor had these volunteers been trained in methods that would allow them to work effectively as a team, interacting with other agencies at the scene. In fact, the presence of unidentified care providers created numerous problems and potentially put trained rescuers at risk. Over time, an umbrella organization called Citizen Corps was created to engage potential volunteers in disaster response, as well as to maintain public safety and preparedness. Citizen Corps includes CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams), Fire Services, an expanded Neighborhood Watch, VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service), and the Medical Reserve Corps. (See www.CitizenCorps.gov for details about Citizen Corps.) The first grants to launch the Medical Reserve Corps were issued in July 2002. (See www.MedicalReserveCorps.gov for information about the national program.) It is clear that existing resources in region would be insufficient to mitigate the impact if a major disaster were to occur affecting the pediatric population. Pediatric patients require unique care and must not be left out in the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts for disasters. A grant was written through the coordination of the Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness at Children’s National Medical Center along with the District of Columbia Department of Health.

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