MRC GEM is the Georgia East Metro Health District Medical Reserve Corps, Inc. We are a non-profit corporation serving the health and emergency preparedness needs of Georgia's Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Counties. We work closely with local health departments, emergency managers, and homeland security. A part of the USA Freedom Corps, created by the President in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, the MRC program is guided by the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
Our stated mission is to augment existing community health operations during large-scale emergencies, aid in response to pressing health care needs, and improve community emergency preparedness.
Everyone is welcome to join MRC GEM. Our members come from all walks of life, including the medical and health professions. There is no minimum commitment, though you must complete the basic training requirements to respond in an emergency.
We are not a military organization, though our name might sound like one. We are a top-to- bottom volunteer organization. We have no ranks per se and are happy for any member to step up and help run MRC GEM - just ask how you can help!
For more information, please look at our latest brochure in English or en Español, or contact us. Please click on
Join Us at the top of any page for complete information on how to join. All volunteers are also welcome to participate as part of the MRC GEM management team.