Volunteers with health care backgrounds are essential to emergency response. A system has been created where volunteers can be certified and practiced so that during an emergency with these credentials can step in and be used wherever needed, on the front line or in hospitals.
Have the skills? Join our Medical Reserve Corps (linked back to the Volunteer/intern tab on the home page or vice versa but they must be linked together)
Instructions to complete MRC Registration:
- Please access https://www.utahresponds.org/ and click on REGISTER NOW.
- The first box will ask for your Organization. Click on Add Organization, then from the drop down list click on Medical Reserve Corps then click on Utah County Medical Reserve Corps.
- Please enter all the information you can in the My Profile section.
- Under Contact Method 1, From the drop down list please select mobile phone and enter your number. Then to the right you will see a link to Add Another Contact Method. Please click on that to bring up Contact Method 2 and from the drop down list choose SMS/Text and enter your mobile phone number again. This allows us to call and/or text you in the case of a drill or if we need to request actual help in an emergency.
- Please complete all the information you can, including your birthdate and state you have worked in for the Background Check. I will receive an email as soon as you open a profile on Utah Responds and I will submit your background check after you have completed your profile.
- Please fill out the attached paper application and mail it along with a copy of the front of your driver’s license to the Health Department address at the top of the application, attention to me.
- After we receive your paper application here and the Utah Responds profile is completed I will contact you and we will get your picture for badge.
Join the Utah/Wasatch Hospital and Health Care Coordination.
Hospital Coordination during a disaster is one of the most important things the health department is tasked with to assure that the greatest number of people can be treated and that the hospitals remain stocked with all necessary lifesaving materials. For this reason, a hospital and health care coalition along with key health department individuals meet often to share information, concerns, and to practice together. Through this process short comings are identified, and plans made to resolve them before a real event occurs.
A wealth of information on how you can get involved is at the BeReady website. https://www.utah.gov/beready/family/get-involved.html