The MPMRC pulls together volunteer doctors, nurses, pharmacists, mental health professionals, veterinarians and other health professionals to supplement Village resources if disaster strikes. Typical duties could include assisting Emergency Response Teams, providing care to disaster victims with non-life-threatening injuries, setting up and maintaining emergency shelters, facilitating patient transfers, providing resources to residents. In non-emergent situations the MPMRC's duties include assisting at Village celebrations and events, participating in health fairs, offering education in the community and supporting local health initiatives.
Mount Prospect is one of almost 50 municipalities in Illinois to have formed a Citizen Corps Council. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guides the work of the Councils around the country. Currently, Mount Prospect has two volunteer groups in the Citizens Corps Council, the MPMRC being the medical branch.
The Village hopes the MPMRC will provide an avenue for local medical professionals to respond to their community’s needs during a time of crisis and to assist the citizenry in becoming healthier and better educated about the public health challenges of the 21st century.
Interested health professionals are urged to call the Village of Mount Prospect Human Services Department at 847/870-5680 or email Jill Heinking for more information.