Ripley County Indiana

Phone:  812-689-5751  Fax:  812-689-3909

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The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was founded after President Bush's 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country. The MRC strives to improve the health and safety of communities across the country by organizing public health and medical volunteers. It is a specialized component of Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security. Citizen Corps, along with AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Peace Corps are part of the President's USA Freedom Corps, which promotes volunteerism and service nationwide.

The Medical Reserve Corps units are federally funded. They are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year.  MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources.  As a MRC volunteer, you can decide be a volunteer for Ripley County, the state of Indiana, and/or the nation.


The Ripley County MRC has backing support from local emergency response agencies and the local government and is looking for committed individuals who are dedicated to serving the citizens of Ripley County to join our unit!  The Ripley County MRC will not work without the knowledge, expertise, and support of local volunteers.

If you have any questions please contact Ripley County MRC at 812-689-5751 or .


The training a MRC team member will receive focuses primarily on learning your local emergency and health procedures, trauma response techniques, use of specialized equipment, and other methods to enhance your effectiveness as a prospective member. With this, we will be able to actively participate in helping our community.

Perhaps the most important part of your training will be learning to work as part of a team. An organized, well-trained MRC unit will be familiar with its community's response plan, will know what materials are available for use, will know its' response partners, and will know where its' skills can be put to best use and in a coordinated manner.

Ready to join?

Interested persons should download or print out the MRC registration form and complete it. You may also email your form to


Mail To:                                                                                              

Ripley County Medical Reserve Corps

Ripley County Health Department

P.O. Box 423

Versailles, IN 47042


Fax to:

Ripley County Medical Reserve Corps 812-689-3909


For more information about the MRC program, please visit the national website at



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