San Francisco Medical Reserve Corps

Medical Reserve Corps logo

San FranciscoFire Department NERT MRC overview PDF
National MRC website

We are looking for a broad variety of skills:

  • Multi-lingual
  • Work well with people
  • Nurse (non-clinical role)
  • Bookkeeping / Accounting skills
  • EMT or Paramedic
  • First Aid/CPR certified
  • Work with Disabled persons
  • Work with young persons
  • Work with the elderly
  • Military Veterans
  • Good with paperwork/registration
  • Connected with Community or faith based organizations
  • Unaffiliated Medical Personnel
  • Emergency Response Planners for business
  • Carpenter/contractor
  • Counselor/Psychiatrist/Psychologist
  • Connected with Service Clubs or organizations
  • Fire Reservists
  • Fire Academy or Fire Science students

The mission of MRC is to serve citizens and communities throughout the United States by establishing local teams of medical, health and other volunteers to strengthen the public health infrastructure and improve emergency preparedness. To accomplish this mission, San Francisco MRC will train and prepare for a large scale disaster while providing volunteer opportunities that assist San Francisco's readiness. All members of the community are encouraged to volunteer for various support functions in a manner appropriate to their skills or training.

The San Francisco Medical Reserve Corps unit members will meet the National Program Office Core Competency Goals . Attendance in the NERT training, hands on training provided by the San Francisco Fire Department, will help to achieve this goal. Below are links to mandatory and optional training opportunities for San Francisco MRC members.

The training is designed to address Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.

Training requirements:

 TYPE 3 - Basic

NERT training*

click here to see schedule of classes

Personal Preparedness - SF Ready Workshop**

click here to see schedule of classes

MRC/DHV Orientation

click here to see upcoming sessions


FEMA on line course

ICS 100

FEMA on line course

Psychological First Aid

click here to see upcoming sessions

First Aid and CPR***

American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter or American Heart Association equivalent

Type 2 - Advanced

Point of Dispensing training

click here to see upcoming sessions

FEMA on line course

Volunteer Deployment Training

click here to see upcoming sessions

DOJ/FBI Background Check

By Appointment from the Program Office

Stop the Bleed

click here to see upcoming sessions

Type 1 - MRC Leader

Disaster Volunteer ManagementL IS-244b Developing and Managing Volunteers

FEMA online course
*Required for non-medical volunteers
Strongly recommended for medical volunteers
**Not required if you take NERT training
***Lay-rescuer course for non-medical volunteers
Healthcare professional course for medical volunteers


Additional training:

Nurses on the front line:
responding to disaster

(6 Contact hours) George Washington University on line course

NERT Ongoing Training - Every 3rd Saturday

 click here to see NERT ongoing training calendar

City College First Responder Training SF City College in person training (begins mid August)
course description (click "enroll" on the description page to sign up)
You Are the Help Until Help Arrives

FEMA on line course

Become a member:
San Francisco MRC Applicants must provide the following:

Current Valid ID
Credentials (if applicable)

Send copies along with completed application to:
2310 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110


A DOJ/FBI Background check may be administered at any time