The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health will be holding two orientation programs for those interested in The Medical Reserve Corps.

In a press release it was announced that on Thursday, May 24th at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m will be holding orientation sessions at  392 Creek Road in Poughkeepsie.

MRC of Dutchess County is made up of both "healthcare and non-healthcare volunteers as part of a national network of more than 200,000 volunteers dedicated to supporting public health infrastructure as well as disaster preparedness and response in their communities."

The orientation presentation is free, however you must be registered beforehand by visiting the Medical Reserve Corps website.

The Commissioner of the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health  A. K. Vaidian says "Both healthcare and non-healthcare professionals are always needed to support DBCH, as well as the County’s Department of Emergency Response"

For more details on orientation contact MRC Coordinator Joe Ryan at (845) 486-2493 or .

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