Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps (BCMRC)

Who We Are & 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

The Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps (BC-MRC) was formed in 2005. Today, the organization has grown to include more than 400 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.  BC-MRC volunteers were heavily involved in Bucks County’s COVID-19 response activities, including staffing a call center, conducting case investigations & contact tracing, and supporting vaccination clinics.

MRC Volunteer with mask at the COVID-19 Call Center

Training schedule

Please RSVP two weeks prior to the scheduled date for each training by emailing HDbcmrc@buckscounty.org. Trainings are often open to community members.

When trainings are available, they will be listed here.

List of required trainings: 

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

  • BC-MRC Orientation (available virtually)
  • IS-100: Intro to Incident Command System (available online)
  • IS-700: Intro to National Incident Management System (available online)
  • Introduction to Disaster Preparedness
  • Psychological First Aid
  • POD Introduction

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

  1. Become a volunteer
  2. Request BC-MRC assistance
  3. BC-MRC Current Members

Bucks County MRC Volunteers 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 in order to volunteer in a medical capacity
  • Register a profile on SERVPA

BC-MRC volunteers must also complete and submit an application. Applicants will be notified via email if they have been approved to join the unit.

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

POD Squad at Woods