Citizen Corps. Council Members and Associates
Arlington Heights Medical Reserve Corps (AHMRC)
The Village of Arlington Heights is pleased to announce that we are developing an Arlington Heights Medical Reserve Corps (AHMRC) for our community. This direction is the result of the ongoing efforts of the Arlington Heights Citizen Corps Council who have worked tirelessly to prepare our residents in the event of terrorism, natural disaster, or disease outbreaks. The “Are You Ready” video is one example along with the strengthening of the Village Disaster Plan. Review Citizen Corps brochure.
The AHMRC will be a specialized component of our Citizen Corps Council. Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units are locally based volunteers who can assist their communities during emergencies such as an influenza epidemic, public health emergency, or an act of terrorism. Our MRC will consist of licensed medical health professionals that are willing to volunteer their special skills and expertise in times of need. The AHMRC is looking for volunteers with a desire to serve their community. A well-trained and skilled volunteer corps can keep our community prepared and healthy!
The benefits of volunteering for our MRC is the satisfaction of providing an important preparedness function for our community, training opportunities, and to develop skills and gain experience in community health issues. Depending on the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health, MRC volunteers and their family may receive priority prophylaxis during a public health emergency. We hope you are interested in joining our AHMRC team!