Emergency Preparedness

The Livingston County Department Response Team (DRT) is compiled of  qualified personnel that are prepared to respond to potential disease  outbreaks or bioterrorism events.The Livingston County Department of  Health works with a wide range of partners to establish collaborative  efforts as they pertain to preparedness. Check out our preparedness checklist to see if you are ready for an emergency.


Volunteering

Medical Reserve Corps

The Livingston County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) consists of locally  based professional medical and non-medical volunteers who can assist  their communities during emergencies, such as an influenza epidemic, a  chemical spill, or an act of terrorism. MRC volunteers may also augment  medical staff shortages at local medical and emergency facilities.  Medically trained volunteers are able to fill in the gaps of emergency  response plans and to improve our overall response capabilities. All  volunteers are provided training on emergency preparedness and response.


Recruiting

The MRC is continually recruiting volunteers. Community members with and  without medical training are encouraged to volunteer. Those with  medical training include practicing, retired, or otherwise employed  medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, emergency medical  technicians, pharmacists, nurses’ assistants, and others.


Lend a Hand

Are you ready to lend a hand to your community? For more information or  to become a volunteer to serve your community in times of need please  call 585-243-7299.