For day-to-day emergencies, our local police, fire fighters, EMT's, hospitals, and other first responders are very capable of responding. But for large-scale events, resources and personnel may be overwhelmed. That's when volunteers often start showing up on scene -- for better or for worse. Untrained volunteers often bring confusion, disorganization, and run a higher risk of injury. That's why Hendricks County MRC volunteers are all trained! We fill in as necessary and take over less critical roles, so that first responders are free to serve as required.
The Hendricks County Medical Reserve Corps (HCMRC) provides both medical and non-medical citizens an organized system for volunteering during a large-scale emergency such as a pandemic, natural disaster or act of terrorism. In addition, HCMRC volunteers work to improve the overall health and well-being of their communities by engaging in public health initiatives and community service throughout the year.
The HCMRC needs volunteers with diverse talents, experience and skills who can assist with: Communication, Security, Translation, Mental Health Care, Spiritual Care, Animal Care, Transportation, Administration, and Medical Care.
The success of the HCMRC is based on the availability of its volunteers to respond in a timely manner when called upon. Prior to beginning the application process, we ask that each potential volunteer consider his or her family responsibilities, work commitments and any other possible limitations. We have regular meetings and training throughout the year as well as community events.