Oxford Park Commission day campers were skilled in disaster preparedness activities Wednesday by local Emergency Management Coordinators. The children also constructed a mini disaster preparedness kit. (July 11, 2014, Page 1B)
UM students respond to emergency preparedness campaign, “Be the Key,” sponsored by the North Central MS Medical Reserve Corps. (April 4, 2014, Page 1B)
The North Central Mississippi Medical Reserve Corps is looking for volunteers to help organize community members and volunteers who respond after a disaster. (February 7, 2013, Page 1, 16)
While a national program, the local North Centeral Medical Reserve Corps was founded locally about a year ago and is partnered with the city of Oxford, the University of Mississippi and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. MRC was given federal money to start the program that is under Oxford’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program umbrella.
MRC volunteers will assist in medical disaster operations during times of emergency and participate throughout the year doing public education programs that will touch on subjects such as pandemic flues, disaster preparedness and good health topics.
MRC is holding an information meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Oxford Activity Center in hopes of recruiting more volunteers for its program. (October 25, 2010, Page 2A)