Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps (BMRC) is a volunteer organization of EMTs on the UC Berkeley campus. This organization volunteers at sporting events, practices disaster preparedness, and participates in many public health initiatives.
What We Do
Provide medical coverage at football, basketball, hockey, and many other sports events
Volunteer at other large campus events such as Cal Day and graduation
Hold a MCI drill to ensure our EMTs are capable of providing rapid triage and treatment in the event of a large incident
Teach CRP and Stop the Bleed classes
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.