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About the Maryland Responds MRC


The Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Network is a community-based, civilian, volunteer program that helps build the public health infrastructure and response capabilities of Maryland communities. The Maryland Responds MRC Network consists of dedicated Responders who stand ready to volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support ongoing public health initiatives and assist during emergencies.

The Maryland Responds MRC Network Program is composed of the State Program, which is housed within the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Office of Preparedness and Response (OP&R), 24 Local Units housed within Local Health Departments throughout the State. State and local MRC unit administrators work together to organize and train Maryland Responders to address a wide range of challenges from public health education to disaster response.

The Maryland Responds MRC is part of the National MRC Network which comprises 997 community-based units and over 200,000 volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories (as of 6/12/2015). To learn more about the National MRC Network, visit:  


The vision of the Maryland Responds MRC is a strong and collaborative network of Local MRC Units in every county in Maryland that consist of dedicated volunteers who build resilient communities and reduce disaster risks for a prepared Maryland.


The mission of the Maryland Responds MRC is to establish a statewide volunteer network of medical and public health professionals which is integrated into established community emergency systems to facilitate a coordinated approach to volunteer management.


Enhance Maryland’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities by augmenting county- and state-level public health and medical services with a source of pre-identified, credentialed and trained volunteers.

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