The Lake Cumberland District Medical Reserve Corps (LCDMRC, or MRC for short) is a volunteer program dedicated to improving the health and safety of the communities across the Lake Cumberland District Area by organizing and utilizing public health, medical and other volunteers.
The MRC is dedicated to identifying, organizing, and training volunteers before a crisis occurs to respond to the specific needs of the community, thereby enhancing local emergency response efforts. Our mission is to establish a team of trained medical and non-medical professionals, to enhance our response capabilities and supplement the existing emergency response system in the event of an emergency. Volunteers shall also work to improve the overall health of their community. MRC units are community assets comprised of medical, public health and non-medical volunteers who are willing to assist their community in the event of a disaster or emergency such as an ice storm, disease outbreak, or tornado. Heroes aren’t born, they volunteer. The time is now, Prepare. Prevent. Respond to disasters. Register as a volunteer, or learn more about volunteering with the MRC.
“The vast majority of emergency responders in KY are volunteers. They respond not as a job, but as a passion.” – Don Franklin, Regional Response Manager, KY Emergency Management
“I have enjoyed being a small part of a big operation having been activated once and look forward to all trainings.” – Lonnie B., Volunteer
“Passing a course on the MRC Training Matrix is a labor of love for your family, your friends, and your community. To do nothing is a shame.” – Randy W., Volunteer