Medical Reserve Corps - FAQ
What is the North Central Idaho Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?
The purpose of the North Central Idaho MRC is to strengthen the medical and emergency resources within our own community. The Medical Reserve Corps allows residents to participate in addressing and solving the public health concerns within their community. North Central Idaho has its own needs, issues, and concerns and there is no one better equipped to handle those needs than the professionals willing to volunteer their time and expertise to their own communities and neighborhoods.
What is the commitment?
ICS 100b: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS100B.asp
NIMS 700.a: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is700a.asp
What type of liability is there for MRC volunteers?
The North Central Idaho MRC, if activated by the State of Idaho, would have liability coverage under Title 46 Chapter 10 of the Idaho Statutes. Medical Volunteers specifically are also protected under Title 39 Chapter 77 of the Idaho Statutes understanding that under Title 54 Chapter 18 unlicensed practice is a felony and liability coverage is void.
How do I know if the MRC needs assistance?
When the MRC receives orders, the volunteer will be contacted at the phone numbers and Email they have provided through their profile at www.volunteeridaho.com. Volunteers will receive information from the coordinator on where they need to deploy to and the role they should prepare for. Please, NEVER SELF DEPLOY to an incident as a member of the MRC. MRC Leadership will contact you if and when there is a need.
How do I become a member?
Do I get paid?
No. The North Central Idaho Medical Reserve Corps is a volunteer organization. If the Corps were activated, you would be volunteering to help your own community without any compensation. Any time you could offer would be a benefit to the cause.