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Volunteer members of the Community Emergency Response Team by a fire truck.

Emergency preparedness

Volunteer opportunities

Bloomington-Edina-Richfield Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

MRC volunteers include medical professionals and non-medical community members without healthcare backgrounds.

Our MRC volunteer unit strengthens public health emergency response efforts, builds community resiliency and engages the public in health promotion information and community events.

For information about MRC activities and how to become a MRC volunteer, visit our Medical Reserve Corps and CERT volunteers page.

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

CERT members are community volunteers trained in basic response skills by emergency personnel.

CERT members are prepared to save lives, prevent the spread of disease, and protect themselves, their families, and their community in the event of a disaster.

For information about CERT activities and how to become a CERT volunteer, visit our Medical Reserve Corps and CERT volunteers page.

Emergency preparedness resources

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training -  Bloomington's Heart Safe Communities Program offers this training to groups in the community at no cost. CPR training kits are also available to loan out for those who would like to learn CPR and AED use. For more information or to schedule a training, contact us:

Links for more information