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Disaster Preparedness

As a component of the campus disaster response plan and a state and federally deployable MRC, the Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps is prepared to respond to mass casualty incidents (MCI) on campus and deploy EMTs to support disaster response needs at the local, state, and federal level. Each semester, we hold an MCI drill to ensure our EMTs are capable of providing rapid triage and treatment in the event of a large scale incident impacting the UC Berkeley campus and local emergency services.

Previous Deployments

  • 2020-21 COVID-19 Response - Active

  • 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Incident - Santa Cruz County

  • 2019 PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs - Supporting Campus Emergency Operations Center (Non-Medical)

  • 2018 Camp Fire - Butte County

  • 2018 Hurricane Florence - North Carolina (via Red Cross direct deployment)

  • 2018 Mendocino Complex Fires - Lake County

  • 2017 Northern California Wildfires - Napa County

  • 2017 Berkeley Protests - UC Berkeley

  • 2015 Valley Fire - Lake County

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