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MRC Recognition

MRC of Boulder County
The Medical Reserve Corps of Boulder County (MRCBC) was recognized by the Boulder Office of the County Commissioners (BOCC) as part of the overall volunteer recognition ceremony on Thursday, April 14, 2011. 

One of the members, Walter Boner, Jr., was asked to talk briefly about what the MRCBC is, what it does, and how the unit had used a previously funded grant to purchase medical assessment equipment for a triage bag that could be (and was) used at several evacuation sites established due to the forest/wildland-urban interface fires (Fourmile Canyon, Dome, and Lefthand Canyon fires).

At the ceremony, the MRCBC also was awarded a new grant for 2011 to pay for the design and printing of a new recruitment poster, as well as supporting materials. MRCBC plans to focus on recruiting new members from the physicians affiliated networks associated with the county's five hospitals.

City of Chesapeake Volunteer Recognition, Volunteer of the Quarter: Russell Foot
Every Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10 AM to 3 PM, you will find a very dedicated Chesapeake Medical Reserve Corps (CMRC) volunteer, named Mr. Russell Foot at his desk peering over two data bases that he manages. In 2010, Mr. Foot, as the students at Greenbrier Middle School would call him, clocked over 500 volunteer hours for the CMRC. To read more, click here.
Woodford County Health Department MRC Recognizes 15 Volunters
 The Woodford County Health Department MRC in Versailles, KY recognized 15 volunteers on March 31, 2011. The volunteers had just completed the10 week CERT Cross-Training/Public Health Response Seminars.

The training included a Disaster Simulation to test skills learned and two public health seminars. The public health trainings included (1) MRC: Role in Mass Prophylaxis/SNS & POD Incident Command; and (2) Community Preparedness: The Role of MRC & MRC Standard Operating Guidelines.

The County Judge Executive spoke at the beginning of the recognition and expressed appreciation for their dedication to the community. Volunteers were given a certificate of appreciation, ID badge/langard, an MRC pin, and a parchment copy of the Kentucky Senate recognition of the team from the 2006 regular session of the general assembly. Additionally, the volunteers received their Team Handbook/ Standard Operating Guidelines.

Eastern Shore Medical Reserve Corps Shows Appreciation for Volunteers
The Eastern Shore Medical Reserve Corps showed appreciation for volunteers by having a Beach Party on April 12, 2011 at the Accomac Health Department. Volunteers decorated one of the waiting rooms with poster pictures of the last year events.

The Eastern Shore MRC has taken on "Summer Skin Healthy Education." Last year, over 25 volunteers went to Assateague National Park. The volunteers walked the beach handing out free samples of sunscreen and educational materials to visitors on the beach. This year, working with the National Park Service, volunteers will go back to the beach to pass out sunscreen and promote healthy skin, thus the reason for the "beach themed" recognition. Volunteers will be recognized for their service to the community. Food and prizes were available for all who attended and an emergency three-day kit was given as a door prize.