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									LOU BLANAS
 SHERIFF
             www.medreservecorps-sac.org
 Mission Statement:
The Mission of the Sacramento Regional
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
is to develop partnerships within the
Sacramento Region medical profession
(active and retired) that aid in the
education, training and deployment of
citizen volunteers and resources in the
event of a large scale, local emergency.
     Vision:
   The Vision of the Sacramento Regional Medical Reserve
    Corps is to enlist citizen volunteers to assist in the
    establishment of an organized pool of resources capable
    of being deployed to support Emergency Management
    Systems already in place in the event of a major
    emergency.

   The goal of the MRC will be that of a support role in
    providing volunteer medical professionals and resources
    to augment those services in the community engaged in
    the health and welfare of the citizenry.
     Benefits to the
     Community:

   Provide Highly Trained Corps of Medical
    Professionals and support personnel to
    augment existing Emergency Medical
    Services during a large scale local
    emergency.
      Benefits to the
      Community:
   Provides highly trained and organized citizen volunteers the
    the opportunity to help their neighbors and families prepare
    and assist in large scale emergencies and enhances the First
    Responders ability to focus on the most critical and life-
    threatening situations.

   Helps bridge the gap in response time by providing local
    resources teams to enhance local emergency services
    capabilities.

   Enhances public outreach and addresses the health needs of
    the community.
     Surge Capacity:
   Decreases amount of lag time while
    waiting for State and Federal response
    teams to arrive.
      Who can Volunteer:
   Physician’s
   Nurses
   Emergency Medical Technicians /Paramedics
   Pharmacists
   Non Medical Support Personnel
   Translator’s
   Mental Health Professionals
   Mortuary Services
   Health Information Management
   Veterinary Professionals
   Chaplaincy Personnel
      Requirements:
   Submit to abbreviated background investigation to
    include:
         1) Volunteer application
         2) Live Scan (fingerprints) - paid for by SSD

   Complete 16 hours Sheriff’s Orientation course

   Volunteer a minimum of 24 hours per year

   Attend additional training as directed by the MRC

   Actively participate in MRC activities and promote
    other community outreach programs.
Organized Team Approach:
      Developing an Action Plan:

   Develop Structure:
    a. Leadership Team
    b. Organizational Bylaws
    c. 501 C (3) Status
    d. Policy and Procedure Manual
                                    Program Manager

                                Assistant Program Manager

                                    Board of Directors

                     Director                             Assistant Director


                                   Program Coordinator



Medical Operations                                       Support Services Chief

        Physicians
                                Personnel            Administration            Medical Logistics
          Nurses
                                    Recruiting               Finance                   Supply
           EMS
                                     Training                Security             Communications
       Pharmacists
                                     Records                                       Transportation
       Veterinarians

       Mental Health

      Mortuary Services

        Translators

      Patient Tracking
     Medical Teams:

   Physicians                      2
   Nurses                          6
   Tech Support (resp, lab, pt)    6
   Support                         6
                        Total =   20
     Logistics Teams:

   Transportation
   Communications
   Food Services
   Security
   Supplies and set-up
      ROLE OF THE MRC:
   Assist in Community Disaster preparedness
    exercises.

   Assist in deployment of volunteer resources in the
    event of a large scale emergency or disaster.

   Enhance local Public Health Programs by
    supporting the needs of the community with
    trained volunteers.
       Volunteer Roles:
• Support CERT Teams at neighborhood First Aid Stations/Shelters.

• Perform Triage and provide care at field Treatment sites,
  hospitals, clinics and or Medically Fragile Shelters.

• Screen patients, administer vaccinations or dispense medications
  at a county dispensing site.

• Assist Public Health Teams with Community Outreach and
  Education or medicating or vaccinating home-bound and
  institutionalized patients.
Legal and Liability Issues:
      Legal and Liability Issues:
   Good Samaritan Law (Health and Safety Code, sections 1766
    & 1767)

   State Disaster Service Worker Program (Cal Code of Regs,
    Title 19, sections 2570-2573.3)

   Federal Volunteer Protection Act of 1997

   California Emergency Services Act (Government Code,
    sections 8657 & 8659)

   County Insurance Coverage (Limited Coverage)
     Accomplishments 2004:

   Hired MRC Coordinator
   Hired Consulting service for Fund Raising
   Exceeded recruitment goals
   Management/Team Structure in place
      2005 Goals:
   Finish Developing web page
   Finish Developing Call-out procedure
   Regionalize MRC program
   Increase membership
   Adopt field uniform
   Participate in region Disaster Prep Exercises
    Partner Organizations:
   Sacramento DMAT-CA11

   Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

   Sacramento County Department of
    Health and Human Services
    Partner Organizations:
   Sacramento County Coroner’s Office

   Sacramento Regional Homeland Security Task
    Force

   Sacramento City Police Department

   Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
    Sponsor Organizations:

   Mercy General Hospital

   Verizon Wireless Paging Solutions

   Shriner’s Hospital for Children
        Conclusion:
   Established in Fall of 2003, The MRC is a registered Not for
    Profit organization 501 ( c ) (3) .

   Governed by a Board of Directors and established By-laws.

   Over 100 members to date.

   Partner Organization include:

   California Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT-CA11)
   Mercy Hospitals
   Verizon Wireless
   Shriner’s Hospital


   With Continued Support from:

    Sacramento County Coroner’s Office
    Congressman Lungren’s Office
    Senator Don Perata
       Contacts:
   Dr. Dennis McKibben – 916-688-8008 or Email at
    Dmckibben@sacsheriff.com


   Lieutenant Paul Tassone – Sheriff’s Volunteer Services Bureau
    916- 875-0404 or Email at ptassone@sacsheriff.com


   Sergeant Pamela Irey – Sheriff’s Volunteer Services Bureau
    916-875-0443 or Email at pirey@sacsheriff.com


   Sergeant Mark Atkins – Sheriff’s Volunteer Services Bureau
    916-875-0405 or matkins@sacsheriff.com

								
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