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Medical Reserve Corp and CERT volunteers

About Medical Reserve Corp (MRC)

Medical Reserve Corp logo
  • MRC is a national network of locally organized volunteers who improve the health and safety of their communities.
  • MRC volunteers include medical professionals and nonmedical community members without healthcare backgrounds.

Bloomington-Edina-Richfield member activities

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

Activities include the following:
  • Emergency preparedness and response trainings and exercises
  • Emergency sheltering
  • Disaster medical support
  • Emergency medical countermeasure distribution
  • First aid during large public gatherings
  • Planning, logistical, and administrative support
  • Behavioral health support/family assistance center support
  • Vaccination clinics (i.e. flu clinics)
  • Blood drives
  • Community CPR/AED training
  • Community event support (i.e. Heritage Days, Kite Day, Summer Fete, etc.)
  • Health education and promotion

Become an MRC volunteer

Sign-up today!

Complete each step:

Complete the following online trainings

You will receive a certificate when you complete each training. You must email your certificates to us at

About Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT logo
  • 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.

CERT member training and activities

CERT members complete a 21-hour CERT Basic Training course that prepares them to assist others in their community, workplace or school following an emergency event. Trained CERT members also provide emergency response support when emergency responders are not immediately available to help.

After CERT members complete their training, they receive an equipment bag to assist them if called upon during times of crises. The bag contains a hard hat, goggles, dust masks, work gloves, flashlight, identification vest, baseball cap and a utility tool. It is a proud moment for all CERT volunteers.

CERT members are trained in and frequently utilized for the following:
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Basic fire suppression
  • Public safety/traffic control
  • Planning, logistical and administrative support
  • Preparation and response to infectious disease outbreaks, biological terrorist attacks and more

For more information about CERT

Email to or visit

Become a CERT volunteer

CERT training is a collaboration between Richfield and Bloomington and is open, at no cost, to residents of these cities.

Next CERT training

Attendance at all three sessions is required:
  • Friday, May 4, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 6, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


To be determined

Registration or questions: