Region 4A Medical Reserve Corps
Region 4A MRC
Region 4A MRC was formed to promote public health and safety across the region in three key areas:
1. Public Health Emergencies – events that threaten public health, such as a disease outbreak or toxic chemical release.
2. Mass Casualty Incidents – disasters that cause injury or threats to large numbers of people. These can include a building collapse, fire, storm, flood, or other event that displaces groups of residents that must be moved to emergency shelters.
3. Community Service Activities – opportunities to foster the well-being of local residents; such as health fairs, flu clinics, training programs. recruitments, drills & exercises, and deployments.
Changes to the Regions: 4A and 4B Preparedness Region Uniting under HMCC!
Region 4A MRC and Region 4B MRC to REMAIN INDEPENDENT!
In 2015 the process of uniting the Emergency Preparedness Regions of 4A and 4B began and was formally settled as a combined Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition (HMCC) in 2016 as Metro_Regional Preparedness Coalition (Region 4AB). The Medical Reserve Corps of each region (4A and 4B) have NOT merged. There remains a 4A MRC and a 4B MRC. The merger of the Emergency Preparedness Regions of 4AB reflect joint efforts of 5 CORE DISCIPLINES: Community Health Centers, Public Health, Hospital, EMS and Nursing Homes. This HMCC discipline unification will provide for timely assignment of care assets during emergencies and are recognized as 6 distinct HMCC's across the Commonwealth.