Community Emergency Response Teams
Macoupin County agencies and community groups can participate in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to learn the skills to address disasters within their local communities. Skills include:
- Small Fire Suppression
- Applying bandages and splints
- Setting up a Treatment Area
- Search and Rescue
- Incident Command
Call 217-839-4111 or 217-839-4103 to schedule CERT training for your agency/ group or to find out when the next class will be offered in your community.
For more information regarding CERT teams, go to
Macoupin County Medical Reserve Corps
The Macoupin County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a volunteer group recruited trained, and maintained through the Macoupin County Public Health Department. MRC volunteers meet monthly and participate in annual public health training opportunities. In addition to public health emergencies, MRC volunteers learn the skills needed to respond to all Macoupin County disasters.
The Macoupin County Medical Reserve Corps operates under the following mission statement:
Emergency response begins at the local level. The Macoupin County Medical Reserve Corps has been established to supplement the emergency response functions of Macoupin County, including response to Public Health disasters (pandemic influenza/ bio-terrorism), tornadoes, floods, chemical spills, earthquakes, etc. The MRC provides opportunities for citizens to train in response activities to better assist their communities and their families.’
Be your community’s emergency response resource. Join the Medical Reserve Corps today.
Medical Reserve Corps Resources:
Macoupin County MRC Handbook
MRC Fact Sheet
To become an MRC volunteer, complete the MRC Application and return it to the Macoupin County Public Health Department (112 S Macoupin St, Gillespie, IL 62033).
For more information regarding the Macoupin County Medical Reserve Corps, call 217-839-4111 or 217-839-4103, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or check out the Macoupin County Medical Reserve Corps page on Facebook.
For more information regarding the federal Medical Reserve Corps program, go to http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/HomePage.