Medical Reserve Corps

The Wellesley Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a group of concerned residents with medical and non-medical skills who assist the town's health department and other responders in a local public health emergency, as well as at scheduled events.

The Wellesley MRC is also part of a regional coalition of health departments in eight communities: Norfolk County 8 (NC8), website:  NC8 supports each other and cross trains its MRC volunteers should the need arise to have a larger response to an event.  NC8 also offers trainings and exercises to its MRC volunteers. 
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These volunteers also help at regular public health services/events such as flu clinics. MRC members attend trainings and occasionally engage in drills to reinforce the training they received. More volunteers are needed! If you are interested in learning more or joining, please email Cheryl Lefman, MRC Coordinator,  or call her at the health department at 781-235-0135.

As a MRC member, you will be one of the most appreciated people in town.


MRC trainings have included:
  • Avian/H1N1 per Pandemic Flu
  • Mass Dispensing Site Operations
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Mass Dispensing Sites and the Incident Command System
  • Behavioral Health Issues
  • Home Emegency Preparedness
  • First Aid
  • Working With Animals in Emergencies
  • Working With Children in Emergencies
  • Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
  • Regional trainings and drills

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