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Medical Reserve Corps

The Portage County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a volunteer group that supports local public health and emergency medical services during emergency and non-emergency events. Who can volunteer? Any citizen who is 18 years of age or older may join the MRC. A wide range of medical professionals such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, mental health professionals, EMTs, and others are needed to provide direct medical services. We are looking for medical and healthcare professionals with an active license from all health occupations, including those who are practicing, retiring, or non-practicing. A large number of non-medical volunteers are also needed to provide support services from clerical to computer support to triage, transportation, and communications. We need support volunteers who do not perform medical care, but who are essential in an emergency healthcare response.

And now, with expanded grant funding, all community members are able to participate in available courses and trainings facilitated by the Portage County Health District. More information can be found below.

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For any questions, please contact the MRC Coordinator, Robert Walker, at 330-296-9919, ext. 112 or via email at


FREE Public Outreach Training

Free training classes are available to the public through extended MRC Grant Funding. Classes include:
  • Blood Borne Pathogens: A 2 hour class on preventing the spread of blood borne pathogens, such as hepatitis, HIV, etc.
  • First Aid: A 2 hour class on providing first aid until EMS arrives.
  • CPR: A 4 hour class on providing CPR for the infant, child and adult, use of AED.
  • Stop the Bleed/Until Help Arrives/Psychological First Aid: A 4 hour class on tourniquet use, scene safety, and providing psychological first aid.
  • Reception Centers: An 8 hour class in setting up, staffing, and tearing down a Reception Center during a community crisis.
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