Join Us

Interested in joining the BMRC? Come to our infosession on Thursday, February 4th at 7:00PM to learn more about our organization, what we do, and our application process. The Zoom link can be accessed here.

APPLICATION

Fill out this application form if you would like to apply to the Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps. Send all application emails and questions to administration@berkeleymrc.org.

The primary contact for the application process is the Deputy Director of Administration.

The application process is as follows:

  1. Complete the Membership Application by Thursday, February 11th at 11:59PM

  2. Attend ONE in-person Skills Training session

  3. Pass Skills Testing, which includes BLS level trauma and medical assessments

  4. ​Pass Physical Testing​ (130lb deadlift, 150lb gurney lift w/ partner, 2 min. compressions)

  5. Complete ICS 100.b and ICS 700.a (http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.aspx

  6. Attend online 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.

New Member Testing:
  • Monday, February 8th from 5:00-7:00PM at Spieker Plaza

  • Tuesday, February 9th from 6:30-8:30PM at Spieker Plaza

New Member Academy:
  • Saturday, September 20th from 9:00AM-1:00PM - fully remote

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY
  • 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 Spring 2021 even if they intend to primarily reside outside of Berkeley, provided they are able to attend mandatory testing and training in Berkeley.

 

*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.

**WE ARE ACTIVELY RECRUITING FOR SPRING 2021 TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING DISASTER MEDICAL RESPONSE NEEDS**

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
DEPLOYABLE VS. NON-DEPLOYABLE STATUS

 

In light of COVID-19, we are revising our policy on “active/inactive” members. Instead, BMRC members will either be deployable or non-deployable, such that you can remain a member of the BMRC and participate where you can, even if for a semester or two you are unavailable to deploy. You may remain non-deployable for two consecutive semesters with the BMRC before needing to reapply.

 

  • Remain deployable in the BMRC if you will:

    • Primarily reside within the SF Bay Area during Spring 2021
            AND

    • Are available for deployments (COVID-19, wildfires, campus incidents, or beyond)

  • Become non-deployable if:

    • You will reside outside the SF Bay Area

                    OR

    • Are unavailable for deployments

    • If you are Non-Deployable:

      • You will not be removed from DHV and will still receive any State EMSA deployments through DHV (but you should join your local MRC/County DHV unit)

      • You will not be removed from Slack or the general listserv so can still keep tabs on BMRC

      • You may still get involved in any remote BMRC opportunities that arise (i.e online first aid/STB classes)

      • You are very welcome to attend any online guest lectures/trainings

NEW MEMBER EXPECTATIONS

  • Attend at least one general medical training (via Zoom)

  • Attend at least one guest lecture (via Zoom) 

  • Attend the ICS disaster preparedness training, date TBD (via Zoom)

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

  • Register as a Disaster Healthcare Volunteer (DHV)

GENERAL MEMBER EXPECTATIONS - RESUMING FALL 2021

  • Work at least three medical events per semester

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

  • Fulfill at least one of the following per semester:

    • participate in one ride-along​

    • staff/work three Rock Medicine shifts

    • work on an ambulance or in an ER

  • Pay dues: $10/semester for returning members

ATTENDANCE POLICY

  • 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 MRC.