Fiscal Year 2018 MRC Highlights
National Network Summary
In Fiscal Year 2018, MRC units nationwide participated in 17,396 activities, contributing nearly 410,000 service hours. These activities had significant local impact: 580 responses to local emergencies; 9,488 activities in which MRC members strengthened the local public health system; 5,572 activities that served an at-risk/vulnerable population; 6,640 activities that supported non-emergency community events; 11,238 activities that developed or strengthened the MRC unit; 9,218 activities that improved community preparedness or resilience; and 6,461 activities that trained or exercised MRC members to improve individual, unit, or community response capability and capacity. Key MRC preparedness and response activities included:
- Hurricanes: More than 200 volunteers responded to 2018 hurricanes
- Wildfires: Volunteers dedicated more than 15,000 service hours to wildfire response
- Tornadoes: Volunteers contributed more than 600 service hours responding to tornadoes in local and neighboring communities
- Flooding: More than 20 MRC units provided support following floods
- Winter storms: Approximately 40 MRC units were activated or on stand-by to support warming centers and shelters
- Opioid crisis: More than 100 MRC units engaged in training and prevention activities to inform and aid communities in response to the increase in opioid abuse across the country
- Preparing communities: MRC units participated in approximately 500 "Stop the Bleed" and "You are the Help Until Help Arrives" preparedness trainings teaching people to help in life-threatening emergencies
For a more detailed look at the MRC network's 2018 responses and accomplishments, check out the Fiscal Year 2018 MRC Network Highlights.
Below are tailored handouts that highlight the MRC's presence and activities in each U.S. state and territory during Fiscal Year 2018.
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