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Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps

Who we are and what we do 

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of medical and non-medical volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network includes more than 200,000 volunteers across the United States and its territories.  For more information about the MRC, you can visit the  national MRC website at www.medicalreservecorps.gov.

The Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps (BC-MRC) was formed in 2005. Today, the organization has grown to include more than 250 volunteers. The Bucks County Department of Health and the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency sponsor our unit, which is active both during emergencies and throughout the year. Our volunteers participate in public health preparedness trainings, exercises, and community events both in Bucks County and in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region. BC-MRC volunteers have been deployed in response to local and national emergencies. Our unit has also participated in community vaccination clinics and preparedness drills and exercises, staffed emergency shelters, and provided education at community events and expos.

Become a volunteer

To join the BC-MRC, fill out THIS application and submit to hdbcmrc@buckscounty.org. To be a volunteer, you must:  

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Maintain updated contact information with the BC-MRC
  • Complete required trainings on basic emergency preparedness and response
  • Attend at least one BC-MRC event per year
  • Medical volunteers only—maintain an unencumbered and active medical license

You can also get involved with other MRC units in the region:

Request BC-MRC assistance

The BC-MRC can provide education to the public on emergency preparedness and handwashing at health fairs, community expos, to organizations and to students / classrooms. In addition to providing education, the BC-MRC can staff first aid stations at community events. If you are having an event and would like to request BC-MRC assistance please contact Fallon Maggio at fpmaggio@buckscounty.org / 215-345-3325 or Drew Dycus at ddycus@buckscounty.org / 215-345-3832

Questions

If you have any questions, please contactBC-MRC Co-Coordinators Fallon Maggio at fpmaggio@buckscounty.org / 215-345-3325  or Drew Dycus at ddycus@buckscounty.org / 215-345-3832.

BC-MRC Current Members

Training schedule

Please RSVP two weeks prior to the scheduled date for each training by emailing HDbcmrc@buckscounty.org. For inquiries or requests for accommodations, please contact Fallon Maggio at 215-345-3325 / fpmaggio@buckscounty.org or Drew Dycus at ddycus@buckscounty.org / 215-345-3832. Trainings are open to community members.

The 2019 training schedule for BC-MRC Members is as follows (please check email regularly for any changes to this schedule):


Monday, February 11, 2019

Introduction to Disaster Preparedness
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 2, 2019
CPR/AED and First Aid Certifications
9:00-11:30 am

AND

First Aid: The Responder Role
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Thursday, March 7, 2019
BC-MRC Leadership Committee Meeting
6:30-8:30 pm

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
BC-MRC Orientation
6:30-8:30 p.m.
 
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Reaching Across Barriers: Responding to the Needs of the Whole Community
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Psychological First Aid
6:30-8:30 pm

Thursday, May 2, 2019
BC-MRC Leadership Committee Meeting 
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Stop the Bleed
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

POD Introduction
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 11, 2019
BC-MRC Leadership Committee Meeting
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
POD Management
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 5, 2019
BC-MRC Leadership Committee Meeting
6:30-8:30 p.m.
 
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Bioterrorism 101
8:30-10:30 am

AND

Epidemiology-101
10:30 am to 12:30 pm


Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Fundamental Mental Health Techniques
6:30-8:30 pm

Thursday, November 7, 2019
BC-MRC Leadership Committee Meeting
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Trainingspalooza (all of the required in-person unit trainings)
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
 
Monday, December 16, 2019
Emergency Kit Event
6:30-8:30 p.m.

List of required trainings: 

To be considered a full member, the following trainings are required:

To be considered an Advanced Member, POD Management training must be completed in addition to the six trainings listed above.  

Interested in joining the BC-MRC Leadership Committee? 

The BC-MRC Leadership Committee meets on a monthly basis. This group of volunteers is engaged in setting goals for the BC-MRC, conducting outreach and education, contributing to quarterly newsletters, and providing feedback on program events. Any member of the BC-MRC is welcome to join the Leadership Committee. If you are interested, please contact Fallon Maggio at fpmaggio@buckscounty.org  / 215-345-3325 or Drew Dycus at ddycus@buckscounty.org / 215-345-3832.


Bucks County Health Department
Administrative Office/Central Bucks
Neshaminy Manor Center, Building K
1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 to 5:00

Health Department Main Line: 215-345-3318
Environmental: 215-345-3336
Personal Health: 215-345-3344
Department Fax: 215-340-8456

Lower Bucks District Office
Bucks County Lower Bucks Government Services Center
 
7321 New Falls Rd. 
Levittown, PA 19055 
Phone: 267-580-3510
F: 215-949-5819
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Upper Bucks District Office
Bucks County Upper Bucks Government Services Center
261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 215-529-7000
F: 215-529-7032
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm