How do I volunteer for the MRC?

The Auglaize County Medical Reserve Corps (AugCoMRC) does not discriminate in regard to race, gender, ethnicity, or physical capability. MRC members may, however, be assigned responsibilities that are appropriate given their race, gender, ethnicity, or physical capabilities (for example, a male may be assigned to care for male patients and a Spanish-speaking member may be assigned to assist Spanish-speaking persons).

The Coordinator will maintain files on each member and is responsible for periodic audits to ensure licenses and certifications remain current.

The Coordinator’s files must also contain proof that members have been vaccinated against Hepatitis B and that they have a current (within 12 months) negative TB test. In cases where a member tests positive on a TB skin test the member will be referred for a chest X-ray to confirm a negative TB status.

Members entering the AugCoMRC must:

  • Register with the Auglaize County Medical Reserve Corps on line at the Medical Service Corps Website or by calling Michael Wurst at the Auglaize County Health Department at 419-738-3410.
  • Complete the “Auglaize County Medical Reserve Corps (AugCoMRC) Volunteer Registration” form.
  • Present a copy of credentials if currently licensed or proof of abilities to perform tasks helpful to the function of the AugCoMRC.
  • Be approved by the Health Commissioner of the Auglaize County Health Department.
  • Within one year of becoming a volunteer, present proof that member has been vaccinated against Hepatitis B.
  • Present proof yearly that member has a current negative TB test. In cases where a member tests positive on a TB skin test the member will be referred for a chest X-ray to confirm a negative TB status.
  • Participate in the “Introduction to the Auglaize County Medical Reserve Corps” within 6 months of acceptance as a member (no cost to volunteer).
  • Receive identification card from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management after completion of “Introduction to the Auglaize County Medical Reserve Corp” (no cost to volunteer).
  • Submit an approved FEMA certificate for completing the on-line at FEMA IS 700 NIMS Training or classroom IS 700 NIMS – Introduction to the National Incident Management System course within 6 months of acceptance into membership of the AugCoMRC (no cost to volunteer).
  • Submit an approved FEMA certificate for completing the on-line at FEMA IS 22 Training or classroom “Are you Ready” course provided by the AugCoMRC within 6 months of becoming a member of the AugCoMRC or document independent study in personal and family preparedness for emergencies (no cost to volunteer).
  • Submit a plan to the AugCoMRC documenting that the member has a personal and family preparedness plan in place within 6 months after completing the “Are you Ready” program or after independent study (no cost to volunteer).
  • Submit an approved FEMA certificate for completing the on-line at FEMA IS 100 ICS Training or classroom IS 100 ICS – Introduction to Incident Command course within 12 months of acceptance into membership of the AugCoMRC (no cost to volunteer).
  • Present a certificate for completing the on-line at FEMA IS 200 ICS Training or classroom IS 200 - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents course within 12 months of acceptance into membership of the AugCoMRC (no cost to volunteer).
  • Apply for and participate in Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) course when the opportunity arises (course fee paid for by Health Department with prior approval and after course completion certificate presented)
  • Attend no less then 50% of the quarterly scheduled meetings each year.
  • Renew approved training as determined by the AugCoMRC or the Ohio MRC (OMRC).
  • Meet OMRC training requirements when presented in the future.

If you have any questions please contact Michael Wurst, coordinator of the Auglaize County Medical Reserve Corps at 419-738-3410 ext 112 or mwurst@auglaizehealth.org.

If you'd like you can also download a copy a PDF copy of the AugCoMRC Membership Requirements.