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Featured Articles
Wisconsin Disaster Medical Response Team MRC Assists with Successful Search and Rescue Mission
K-9 Emergency Response Teams and WDMRT - MRC

In August, the Wisconsin Disaster Medical Response Team (WDMRT) – MRC assisted with a Search and Rescue mission in northeast Minnesota for a missing female with Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

MRC/NACCHO Connections
Share Your Expertise at the 2014 Preparedness Summit

MRC unit leaders and volunteers respond to a variety of unique situations and have learned many valuable lessons that should be shared with a national audience. NACCHO, a lead partner in hosting the 2014 Preparedness Summit, is asking MRC units to share some of their tools or best practices in the fields of emergency management, public health, healthcare or disaster relief and submit an abstract for the 2014 Preparedness Summit. Read More

Announcements
NACCHO Launches New Preparedness Brief Blog
NACCHO is pleased to announce the launch of the new "Preparedness Brief Blog." This new blog explores preparedness issues through the lens of local public health, and will share the latest news, articles, and upcoming opportunities in local public health preparedness. Read More
Digital Media Campaign Increases Visibility of the MRC Network
Throughout the month of September, NACCHO conducted a digital media campaign in select markets across the U.S. to encourage residents to volunteer with the MRC. Read More
New Instructional Resource Available on MRC-TRAIN
A new instructional resource is now available on MRC-TRAIN. The “Course Registration and Completion” flyer outlines how volunteers can find, register, and complete trainings, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency's ICS courses. Read More
In This Issue

Wisconsin Disaster Medical Response Team MRC Assists with Successful Search and Rescue Mission

Share Your Expertise at the 2014 Preparedness Summit

NACCHO Launches New Preparedness Brief Blog

Digital Media Campaign Increases Visibility of the MRC Network

New Instructional Resource Available on MRC-TRAIN

Featured Tool
"Core Training for MRC Volunteers" guides new MRC volunteers through topics that conform to the MRC Core Competencies Matrix.
Featured Infographic
This new infographic from the Institute of Medicine outlines considerations for taking care of children in disasters.
Upcoming Events
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Great American ShakeOut Drills: October 17
HHS/ASPR Ideation Challenge Competition: Entries due October 20
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