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Medical Reserve Corps

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County is part of a national network of volunteers who support public health infrastructure, preparedness, and response in their local communities.

In Dutchess County, the MRC directly supports and assists the Departments of Emergency Response and Behavioral & Community Health when responding to incidents in the following ways:

  • staffing emergency shelters
  • helping with community surveillance and notification efforts
  • conducting mass distribution of pharmaceuticals
  • conducting citizen preparedness training
  • offering first aid and other support at large-scale events
  • and more



Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer! No matter what your profession may be, our MRC unit always needs volunteers of all abilities and skill sets to help during times of preparedness and in times of emergency.

Our MRC Unit seeks:

  • Medical and healthcare professionals with an active license from all health occupations, even if you have retired
  • Non-medical volunteers who do not perform medical roles, but who are essential to supporting emergency operations

Why should I Join?

Joining the Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County gives you an opportunity to lend your expertise and make a meaningful impact on your community when it needs it most.

In addition, you’ll receive: 

  • Disaster/Emergency Response Training
  • Continuing education units (CEU/CME) for selected trainings 
  • Free preparedness Go-Kit, and uniform apparel
  • Membership in a network with other like-minded professionals 
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and practice old ones

Join Today

Your community needs you! To join the Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County, please  Register Online as an MRC Volunteer. If you need further assistance, or have any questions, please contact: Wendy Cady, MRC Coordinator, at 845-486-2493 or