A component of local health department responsibility to promote and protect the health of their residents is the planning for and responding to health emergencies. Emergencies may be naturally occurring, accidents or deliberate acts. Examples include:
✅ Communicable Disease Outbreak (such as pandemic flu, pertussis, Hep A, etc.)
✅ Natural Disaster (such as super storms or hurricanes)
✅ Bioterrorism Incident (such as anthrax or smallpox)
✅ Radiological Disaster (such as a dirty bomb or nuclear accident)
Our program ensures the:
Our work is accomplished largely through partnerships with Government-local, state & federal; Hospitals; and Community Based Organizations.
Essex County MRC is part of a national network of medical and non-medical volunteers.
MRC activities are categorized as:
Public Health Promotion
Community Outreach, Clinics, Education, etc. AND
Emergency Preparedness & Response
Training, Drills/Exercises; Real World Event Responses
We typically operate within Essex Count, however we may be activated regionally if requested.