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Sacramento regional medical reserve corps

Sacramento Regional

Medical Reserve Corps



Mission statement

Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Sacramento Regional Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

is to develop partnerships within the Sacramento Region medical profession (active and retired) that aid in the education, training and deployment of citizen volunteers and resources in the event of a large scale, local emergency.



  • The Vision of the Sacramento Regional Medical Reserve Corps is to enlist citizen volunteers to assist in the establishment of an organized pool of resources capable of being deployed to support Emergency Management Systems already in place in the event of a major emergency.

  • The goal of the MRC will be that of a support role in providing volunteer medical professionals and resources to augment those services in the community engaged in the health and welfare of the citizenry.

Benefits to the community

Benefits to the Community:

  • Provide Highly Trained Corps of Medical Professionals and support personnel to augment existing Emergency Medical Services during a large scale local emergency.

Benefits to the community1

Benefits to the Community:

  • Provides highly trained and organized citizen volunteers the

    the opportunity to help their neighbors and families prepare

    and assist in large scale emergencies and enhances the First

    Responders ability to focus on the most critical and life-

    threatening situations.

  • Helps bridge the gap in response time by providing local

    resources teams to enhance local emergency services


  • Enhances public outreach and addresses the health needs of

    the community.

Surge capacity

Surge Capacity:

  • Decreases amount of lag time while waiting for State and Federal response teams to arrive.

Who can volunteer

Who can Volunteer:

  • Physician’s

  • Nurses

  • Emergency Medical Technicians /Paramedics

  • Pharmacists

  • Non Medical Support Personnel

  • Translator’s

  • Mental Health Professionals

  • Mortuary Services

  • Health Information Management

  • Veterinary Professionals

  • Chaplaincy Personnel



  • Submit to abbreviated background investigation to include:

    1) Volunteer application

    2) Live Scan (fingerprints) - paid for by SSD

  • Complete 16 hours Sheriff’s Orientation course

  • Volunteer a minimum of 24 hours per year

  • Attend additional training as directed by the MRC

  • Actively participate in MRC activities and promote other community outreach programs.

Organized team approach

Organized Team Approach:

Developing an action plan

Developing an Action Plan:

  • Develop Structure:

    a. Leadership Team

    b. Organizational Bylaws

    c. 501 C (3) Status

    d. Policy and Procedure Manual

Medical teams

Medical Teams:

  • Physicians 2

  • Nurses 6

  • Tech Support (resp, lab, pt)6

  • Support6

    • Total = 20

Logistics teams

Logistics Teams:

  • Transportation

  • Communications

  • Food Services

  • Security

  • Supplies and set-up

Role of the mrc


  • Assist in Community Disaster preparedness exercises.

  • Assist in deployment of volunteer resources in the

    event of a large scale emergency or disaster.

  • Enhance local Public Health Programs by supporting the needs of the community with trained volunteers.

Sacramento regional medical reserve corps

Volunteer Roles:

  • Support CERT Teams at neighborhood First Aid Stations/Shelters.

  • Perform Triage and provide care at field Treatment sites,

  • hospitals, clinics and or Medically Fragile Shelters.

  • Screen patients, administer vaccinations or dispense medications

  • at a county dispensing site.

  • Assist Public Health Teams with Community Outreach and

  • Education or medicating or vaccinating home-bound and

  • institutionalized patients.

Legal and liability issues

Legal and Liability Issues:

Legal and liability issues1

Legal and Liability Issues:

  • Good Samaritan Law (Health and Safety Code, sections 1766 & 1767)

  • State Disaster Service Worker Program (Cal Code of Regs, Title 19, sections 2570-2573.3)

  • Federal Volunteer Protection Act of 1997

  • California Emergency Services Act (Government Code, sections 8657 & 8659)

  • County Insurance Coverage (Limited Coverage)

Accomplishments 2004

Accomplishments 2004:

  • Hired MRC Coordinator

  • Hired Consulting service for Fund Raising

  • Exceeded recruitment goals

  • Management/Team Structure in place

2005 goals

2005 Goals:

  • Finish Developing web page

  • Finish Developing Call-out procedure

  • Regionalize MRC program

  • Increase membership

  • Adopt field uniform

  • Participate in region Disaster Prep Exercises

Partner organizations

Partner Organizations:

  • Sacramento DMAT-CA11

  • Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

  • Sacramento County Department of

    Health and Human Services

Partner organizations1

Partner Organizations:

  • Sacramento County Coroner’s Office

  • Sacramento Regional Homeland Security Task Force

  • Sacramento City Police Department

  • Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Sponsor organizations

Sponsor Organizations:

  • Mercy General Hospital

  • Verizon Wireless Paging Solutions

  • Shriner’s Hospital for Children



  • Established in Fall of 2003, The MRC is a registered Not for

    Profit organization 501 ( c ) (3) .

  • Governed by a Board of Directors and established By-laws.

  • Over 100 members to date.

  • Partner Organization include:

  • California Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT-CA11)

  • Mercy Hospitals

  • Verizon Wireless

  • Shriner’s Hospital

  • With Continued Support from:

  • Sacramento County Coroner’s Office

  • Congressman Lungren’s Office

  • Senator Don Perata



  • Dr. Dennis McKibben – 916-688-8008 or Email at

  • Lieutenant Paul Tassone – Sheriff’s Volunteer Services Bureau

    916- 875-0404 or Email at

  • Sergeant Pamela Irey – Sheriff’s Volunteer Services Bureau

    916-875-0443 or Email at

  • Sergeant Mark Atkins – Sheriff’s Volunteer Services Bureau

    916-875-0405 or

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