Island County Medical Reserve Corps

The Island County Medical Reserve Corps (ICMRC) is a local network of volunteers organized to improve the health and safety of communities on Whidbey and Camano Island. Volunteers include medical and public health professionals as well as other community members with no prior healthcare background. 

ICMRC utilizes volunteers to strengthen community health, enhance emergency response capabilities, and boost community resiliency. They prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters such as winter storms, flooding, earthquakes, as well as public health emergencies such as disease outbreaks. They also participate in activities that promote health and wellness throughout the county. 

ICMRC Activities

Activities may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Community Outreach to Vulnerable Populations
  • Disaster Medical Support
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Mass Care and Sheltering Operations
  • Medical Surge Operations
  • Points of Dispensing
  • Response Training
  • Vaccination Clinic
  • Veterinary Support and Pet Preparedness
  • Youth Education​
  • ​Emergency Preparedness Training

Be a volunteer

The Island County Medical Reserve Corps is actively recruiting volunteers to help in our community. Health professionals and support people are encouraged to join the MRC. Trainings are developed to help volunteers meet the current needs in the community.

Join the Island County MRC

Complete the application (parts 1-6) and read the Island County MRC handbook:

Complete HIPAA and Blood Borne Pathogen (parts 1-2) Training

*These trainings need to be submitted with your application.*

Complete the ICS Training Courses (parts 1-2) Online Through FEMA

*These courses need to be completed within three months of submitting your application.*

These courses will help you to understand the Incident Command Structure, that MRC fits into, during a disaster:

Turn in All of Your Forms/Certifications to Island County MRC

Please ensure that you are sending your full application in- including the application, background check authorization, photo consent form, Emergency Worker Registration, and HIPAA and Blood Borne Pathogen quizzes. Email the completed items to  or mail to: Medical Reserves Corps, attn: Island County DEM, 1 NE 7th Street, Coupeville, WA 98239.