Region 4A MRC
Public Health Emergency Response
Our Mission: To provide public health volunteer medical services that supplement existing resources in case of disaster
Massachusetts fastest growing Medical Reserve Corps



MA Repsonds

MA Responds is the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's online registration system for health volunteers. MA Responds is part of a nationwide effort to quickly identify, verify, and mobilize volunteers for effective response. More information in this brochure PDF icon

Training Video

Quicktime A Quicktime movie for download and playback:
Applying ICS to an EDS Clinic
(63 MB file; suggest right-click and Save Target As or Download Linked File)


The Medical Reserve Corps is sponsored by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. The United States is divided into 10 National MRC regions, each of which is divided further into state and local level MRC units. The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) more

Massachusetts MRC

In 2003 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts created regions throughout the state under the newly established Center for Emergency Preparedness. Emergency Preparedness Region 4A is part of that system.

Family Readiness

Is your family prepared for an emergency? Click here to obtain instructions on how to make a "72 hour kit". Everything you need to face three days on your own.


Public Health & Emergency Planning Links

Special Needs
Global Agencies
  • PAHO
    Pan American Health Organization
Federal Agencies
  • U.S. Medical Reserve Corps
    National resources, sponsored by the office of the U.S. Surgeon General
  • CDC
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Preparation, Security, and Response
    Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed
    National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • Pandemic
    Community strategies that delay or reduce the impact of a pandemic and may help reduce the spread of disease until a vaccine is available.
  • HRSA
    Health Resources and Services Administration
State Agencies
  • Mass DPH
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Mass DPH Emergency Preparedness and Response
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health resources, plans, and guidelines
  • MRC-MA
    Listing of Massachusetts Medical Reserve Corps Units
    Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses