The Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps (BMRC) is a volunteer-based, federally deployable responder unit of EMT-Bs on the UC Berkeley campus. We are the first-ever student-run Medical Reserve Corps on the West Coast and are currently sponsored by the UC Berkeley Office of Emergency Management.
BMRC was founded by UC Berkeley student Hilary Tang and officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in 2014. Before then, it was known as Bear EMS. Since its beginnings, the organization has grown to have hundreds of members and alumni, many of which have gone on to pursue medical school or other endeavors in the healthcare field.
The Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps is dedicated to improving campus safety by strengthening the University of California, Berkeley’s emergency response, providing peer education, and participating in public health initiatives. Our core values include professionalism, education, and safety. We will protect and ensure the safe and effective treatment of anyone in need of medical services.