Meeting to be Held for Those Interested in Joining Jackson County Medical Reserve Corps

MURPHYSBORO — An orientation meeting for those interested in joining the Jackson County Medical Reserve Corps will be held Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the rear building of the Jackson County Health Department on Health Department Road in Murphysboro.

MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as non-medical volunteers who fill key support positions.

The Jackson County MRC was established in 2010 and currently has 80 volunteer members.  Jackson County Health Department is the sponsoring agency.  To help them be prepared at home and for work with the MRC, volunteers receive free training, emergency preparedness materials and a uniform shirt.

For more information or to register, call 684-3143 ext. 157 or email

If you can’t attend this meeting, another one will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 the Jackson County Health Department in Murphysboro.