Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

As part of the national, regional and state effort to promote volunteerism and strengthen America’s emergency response capabilities, the Santa Barbara County MRC unit was established by the Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services Agency in 2006. Since then, the MRC has been training for and responding to incidents requiring medical response within Santa Barbara County. The mission of the Santa Barbara Medical Reserve Corps is to develop partnerships with the medical profession (active and retired) that aid in the education, training and deployment of citizen volunteers and resources in the event of a large scale local emergency. We seek to accomplish this mission by enlisting citizen volunteers to assist in the establishment of an organized pool of resources capable of being deployed to support emergency and medical management systems already in place in the event of a major emergency.

DWW-SBSM acts as the Fiscal Agent for the MRC providing non-profit status to the Medical Reserve Corps. There is always a large “cross-pollination” of volunteers between the MRC and DWW-SBSM, and we encourage all DWW-SBSM volunteers to also join the MRC. Here is the link to set-up a profile at the Santa Barbara County Medical Reserve Corps: www.healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov.

Collaborative Partnerships: Santa Barbara County MRC, Direct Relief