Join Us


Our Fall 2021 application has closed. If you are interested in joining the BMRC in Spring 2022, fill out our interest form to receive an email notification when the Spring 2022 application is released.

The application process is as follows:

  1. Complete the application.

  2. Attend ONE in-person New Member Testing. Testing includes:

    • Skills Testing, which includes BLS level trauma and medical assessments

    • Physical Assessment (130 lb backboard lift, 150 lb gurney lift w/ partner, 2 minutes of

      chest compressions)

  3. Attend New Member Academy to complete onboarding

Required documentation will be submitted through the application and includes: Driver's License/ID, BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers card, ICS 100 and 700 certificates, medical license, and an appropriate ID photo taken against a white background.

Info Session
  • More information will be released in Spring 2022. 

  • Unable to attend our info session? Find our slides here.

New Member Testing:
  • More dates will be released in Spring 2022. 

New Member Academy:
  • More dates will be released in Spring 2022. 

  • Only EMTs, AEMTs, and EMT-Ps from UC Berkeley will be recruited into the BMRC*

  • You may join with only an NREMT certification, pending approval of your CA license

  • UC Berkeley affiliates or alumni residing within any of the nine San Francisco Bay Area Counties may join the BMRC during Fall 2021 even if they intend to primarily reside outside of Berkeley, provided they are able to attend mandatory testing and training in Berkeley.

  • Not an EMT? We encourage you to join Rock Medicine. Learn more about them here


*The BMRC is not currently positioned to support volunteers who hold other medical licenses (RN, MD, DO, PharmD, PsyD, etc.). These prospective volunteers should be diverted to neighboring MRCs, CALMAT, or the County DHV unit. UC Berkeley affiliates or BMRC alumni who now hold additional licenses can maintain membership and involvement with the BMRC.


  • Attend ALL new member trainings, ALL general trainings, and semesterly MCI drill

  • Be sworn in as a Disaster Service Workers (DSW)

  • Register as a Disaster Healthcare Volunteer (DHV)


  • Work at least three medical events per semester

  • Attend ALL general trainings and the semester's disaster preparedness drill

    • Fall 2021 MCI Drill: TBA​

  • We highly recommend one of the following:

    • participate in one ride-along​

    • staff/work three Rock Medicine shifts

    • work on an ambulance or in an ER


  • All members are expected to participate in the disaster preparedness drill each semester.

  • UC Berkeley students are permitted two absences (with notice) from trainings.

  • Community members who are actively working as medical professionals are not required to attend trainings and are required to work at least one medical event per semester.

  • All members are expected to work at events for which they have signed up. Last-minute cancellations and no-shows are subject to dismissal from the BMRC.