Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

The Livingston County Department Response Team (DRT) is compiled of qualified personnel that are prepared to respond to potential disease outbreaks or bioterrorism events.The Livingston County Department of Health works with a wide range of partners to establish collaborative efforts as they pertain to preparedness. Check out our preparedness checklist to see if you are ready for an emergency.


Medical Reserve Corps

The Livingston County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) consists of locally based professional medical and non-medical volunteers who can assist their communities during emergencies, such as an influenza epidemic, a chemical spill, or an act of terrorism. MRC volunteers may also augment medical staff shortages at local medical and emergency facilities. Medically trained volunteers are able to fill in the gaps of emergency response plans and to improve our overall response capabilities. All volunteers are provided training on emergency preparedness and response.


The MRC is continually recruiting volunteers. Community members with and without medical training are encouraged to volunteer. Those with medical training include practicing, retired, or otherwise employed medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, pharmacists, nurses’ assistants, and others.

Lend a Hand

Are you ready to lend a hand to your community? For more information or to become a volunteer to serve your community in times of need please call 585-243-7299.