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The Lord Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps is a unit of volunteers protecting local Public Health and responding to public health emergencies in our communities.
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?”
In 2002, the Medical Reserve Corps program was established to organize community volunteer efforts to respond to public health emergencies. The MRC program is a partner program with Department of the Homeland Security’s Citizen Corps and is headquartered in the Office of the Surgeon General at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Each MRC unit is a local program built on the concept that communities can improve their overall health and preparedness by organizing volunteer resources from within. (Virginia Department of Health)
The Lord Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps is a specialized component of Citizen Corps which is dedicated to ensuring hometown, security, through organizing and utilizing volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to promote healthy living throughout the year and to prepare for and respond to emergencies. The LFMRC supplements existing local emergency and public health resource.
Mission: It is the LFMRC mission to serve the counties of: Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, Warren and the City of Winchester by establishing teams of volunteers to strengthen the public health infrastructure and improve emergency preparedness and response.
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The Medical Reserve Corps program was implemented during Former President Bush’s 2002 State of Union Address. It is a White House initiative in partnership with Citizen Corps, but housed within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is a national program with a local focus in recruiting and training health professionals as well as other citizens interested in public health, volunteering to help protect the health and safety of their community during public health emergencies. The Medical Reserve Corps is sponsored by the Lord Fairfax Health District and is known as the Lord Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps.
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