A disaster can occur at any time, in any community and without warning. Being prepared for all types of emergencies is crucial. We could be faced with a natural disaster, an act of terrorism or disease outbreaks. Your personal preparedness and your response as local citizens are essential to saving lives and recovering from such events.
The Otsego County Medical Reserve Corps is being developed to engage health care professionals and non health care individuals in helping the community prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies, disasters, disease outbreaks and pressing public health needs by providing a group of readily trained and available volunteers who supplement and assist local medical emergency response systems. The MRC serves a county community of ~ 62,000 people. The MRC will be recruiting medical and non-medical professionals who have acted on a desire to volunteer their time and expertise during emergencies.