Emergency Preparedness

Preparing for an Emergency


Itasca County has the primary responsibility for assuring the overall health of the community in the event of any disaster, either natural or man-made. Public health disasters can pose significant health risks, both physical and psychological.

We continually work with state, regional, and local partners to prepare for any disasters that come our way, but there are things that we can all do as individuals and families to prepare.

Itasca County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)


Itasca County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is part of the Citizen Corps, a nationwide initiative to mobilize and coordinate trained volunteers to help their communities respond to all types of disasters. MRC volunteers are called upon when public health services are required. MRC provides the framework for teams of local volunteers who have medical, public health, or other health and environmental skills to give their time and expertise in a public health emergency.

If you would like to learn more about volunteering with the Itasca County Medical Reserve Corps, email Kimberly Johnson, the Itasca County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator or call her at 218-327-6155.