Medical Reserve Corps - FAQ

Medical Reserve Corps

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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?

Commitment to the MRC is minimal. We ask that you give your time when you can. However, we do emphasize the need to keep up with training. The coordinator will keep you informed of upcoming trainings hosted by the MRC by email, or you can check the Medical Reserve Corps website at We encourage all volunteers to complete ICS 100b (Introduction to the Incident Command System) and NIMS 700.a (National Incident Management System) after registering as a volunteer. Both trainings are free and can be found online at the links provided below. These trainings are designed to familiarize volunteers with the Incident Command System, which is a standardized management system that is implemented during any kind of incident. Please send certificates of completion along with a copy of your driver’s license to our MRC coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Fax: (208) 799-3100, or the Public Health office in Lewiston at 215 10th Street.

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 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?

It is as simple as registering online at and completing the registration form for the district 2 MRC. The next step involves attending one of the quarterly orientations for new members. Please contact the MRC coordinator for the next available orientation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 799-3100.

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.

Public Health - Idaho North Central District
215 10th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: (208) 799-3100
Fax: (208) 799-0349

Idaho Careline: 211

EPI ISSUES: 1-800-632-8000
For medical emergencies dial: 911.


All information is general in nature and is not intended to be used as a substitute for appropriate professional advice.

For more information please call (208) 799-3100 or Idaho Careline: 211.

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