The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network comprises 987 community-based units and almost 200,000 volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories.
The Cobb & Douglas Medical Reserve Corps (CDMRC) is a network of local volunteers committed to improving the health, safety, and resilience of our communities. CDMRC volunteers include medical as well as non-medical volunteers who are interested in strengthening the public health infrastructure and improving the preparedness and response capabilities of local jurisdictions. CDMRC will identify, screen, train, and organize volunteers in order to utilize and support routine public health activities that augment preparedness and response efforts.
Jenaila Hawkins, MSA, EMHP
Healthcare Liaison/MRC Coordinator
The Cobb & Douglas Medical Reserve Corps (CDMRC) FAQ’s
What are the requirements to become a CDMRC volunteer?
- Must be 18 years’ old
- Must complete a profile in ServGA
- Must complete required paperwork, have a background check, and attend an orientation
- Must complete basic NIMS training (IS 100, 200, 700, 800, & 808) within 60 days of orientation.
*Training is ongoing process as we deal with disasters and community preparedness.
Please contact the MRC Coordinator for more details on becoming a CDMRC volunteer.
What is ServGA?
The State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Georgia (ServGA) is a volunteer gateway system that is used to pre-credential volunteers before a disaster occurs. ServGA helps to effectively organize, coordinate and mobilize volunteers, to respond in a disaster. This alleviates the issues associated with non-certified and spontaneous volunteers simply showing up at disaster sites. Volunteers with CDMRC must be pre-credentialed to respond to disaster and mobilize when there is a community need.
Please go to: https://www.servga.gov/
When does CDMRC meet?
We meet on Saturdays on a quarterly basis, however on-going training is involved, as we deal with disasters and community preparedness. These additional trainings are scheduled throughout the year.
Can I train online?
Yes, some trainings can be done online, free of charge. You can find the NIMS trainings (IS 100, 200, 700, 800, & 808), among others, on the FEMA training website, under Independent study.
Please go to: https://training.fema.gov/is/