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MRC Offers Orientation for New Members on May 24th

Published: May 10, 2018

Poughkeepsie…. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County will offer two orientation sessions for new members on Thursday, May 24th at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, 392 Creek Road, Poughkeepsie. The presentation is free, but registration prior to the event is required.

“The Medical Reserve Corps offers many opportunities for people to support their communities during times of need, and throughout the year,” said A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH). “Both healthcare and non-healthcare professionals are always needed to support DBCH, as well as the County’s Department of Emergency Response.”

The MRC of Dutchess County is comprised of both healthcare and non-healthcare volunteers as part of a national network of more than 200,000 volunteers dedicated to supporting public health infrastructure as well as disaster preparedness and response in their communities. To register to join the Medical Reserve Corps, visit

For more information about the Medical Reserve Corps or to register for orientation, please contact MRC Coordinator Joe Ryan at (845) 486-2493 or  For information on upcoming trainings, visit