Did you know?
Fourteen Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units from Massachusetts and New
Hampshire supplied over 250 volunteers (both medical and non-medical) to the
Boston Athletic Association to provide medical and other support for the
Boston Marathon - in medical tents along the route and at the finish line.
These volunteers were there to provide first aid and other assistance to the
runners and spectators. Following the explosions, they saw blast injuries,
severe burns and traumatically amputated limbs. While they did not expect
the explosions, they were prepared and capable of delivering emergency first
aid, including applying tourniquets to halt life threatening bleeding, and
helping to transport the injured. MRC volunteers also worked in temporary
shelters stood up for runners who were evacuated from the marathon course,
and provided mental health support to those affected by the event.
…and Wisconsin’s MRC units have provided care and support for local
events such as:
Dane County –
- Syttende Mai Run, Stoughton, WI – 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Provided medical
and general assistance.
- National Kidney Foundation Run, Madison WI – 2011 and 2012. Featured
medical provider for the 5k run/walk.
- Safety Fair, 2012. Held in conjunction with the Dane County
Racine County –
- Ironman Triathlon, Racine 2010, 2011, 2012
- Waukesha Air Show, Waukesha 2011, 2012
- Skeleton Scamper, Racine 2010, 2011
- Color Run, Racine 2012
- Medication Collection, Racine – 2008-2013 (2 x yr.)
- 2013 Electric Run, Racine
- 2013 Party on the Pavement, Racine
Wisconsin Animal Response Corps –
- Mass Casualty Drill, 2011 Stevens Point
For more information about Wisconsin MRC Units, visit the
Wisconsin Medical Reserve Corps webpage.
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Local Public Health and Medical Reserve Corps and WI-1 DMAT Local
Administrators: Training Sessions are archived below for your
convenience. There are two recorded sessions - one for Basic
training and one for Advanced Administrator
The Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry,
or WEAVR, is a secure, password-protected, Web-based volunteer registration
system for health care and behavioral health professionals. Volunteers interested in filling critical
response and recovery roles following a major public health emergency self-register and are the only ones that can update
Statute Chapter 257 (exit DHS) provides
liability and worker's compensation for specified licensed health
professionals deployed as volunteers during a declared emergency.
To be considered for this coverage, you must join WEAVR.
Based on the information collected from each volunteer, public health
officials identify those individuals willing
to fill the specific
volunteer roles needed in
an emergency. Public health officials will use the WEAVR registry to generate
a list of volunteers to be contacted. Those contacted will be given information on where to report and the
role that is needed, as well as the option to accept or decline the
opportunity. Training will be provided at the reporting site.
It is important to remember:
- WEAVR membership and volunteer activities are in addition to any
professional or volunteer commitments you may have already established.
- You are the only person able to change the contact information
provided. Please make any changes to the data fields in the WEAVR
system as soon as they occur.
For questions, comments or concerns regarding WEAVR, contact:
Wisconsin Division of Public Health
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June 12, 2013