Maryland Responds (MDResponds) - Maryland Medical Reserve Corps

The Maryland (MD) Responds Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is comprised of health care professionals and other community members who are ready to assist in the preparedness, response, and recovery stages of emergencies. Administered by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Preparedness and Response, the MD Responds MRC services all counties and jurisdictions in Maryland. The mission of the MD Responds MRC is to enhance the emergency preparedness and response capabilities of the State of Maryland through advanced registration, organization and training of civilian volunteers who can be readily mobilized to respond in the event of a public health emergency.

Volunteer roles range from assisting in mass dispensing operations, to offering psychological first aid, to staffing a shelter. The MD Responds MRC also connects you to a wide range of free trainings and exercises on disaster preparedness and response.

Want to learn more? Visit our website at:

To become an MD Responds MRC volunteer, register online at:

For help on registering, download instructions here:

Have additional questions? Email the State Program Office at:

2014 National Prepardness Month (NPM)

"Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare"

During National Preparedness Month we ask you, your family, community and workplace to take action by planning a National PrepareAthon! Day on or around September 30th. We recommend using digital media tools as a way to promote National Preparedness Month, September 1-30th.

Training Announcements

The Pulse - MDResponds Newsletter

November 2017

March 2015

December 2014

Summer 2014

Spring 2014

February 2014

More Resources

MRC Training Announcement - Active Shooter - 2015 [pdf]

MRC Training Announcement - Coping In Today's World - 2014 [pdf]

MDResponds Training & Exercises