Join the Lexington MRC

How to Apply

Application process

This page outlines the process to become an active MRC volunteer.  If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact us.

Submit completed materials to MRC Coordinator


Register in the Kentucky Department for Public Health Notification System: ReadyOp. Please be sure to enter all contact information including an email address.

1A. ReadyOp 

After entering your contact information at the link above, a registration form will be sent to your email address.

1B. Complete required MRC Paperwork

This includes:

  1. The Medical Reserve Corps Application
  2. The MRC Confidentiality, Code of Conduct, Stadard Operating Guidelinges Certification and Photo Authorization Form.  If you would like to review a copy of the MRC SOGs, they are availble for download: 2016 Volunteer Handbook LFMRC
  3. The background check authorization form.  Please fill out the highlighted areas.  There is no fee required
  4. The HIPAA Agreement Form
  5. The KYEM50 for Kentucky Emergency Management which ensures workers compensation coverage

Submit a copy of any medical license or certifications along with a copy of your driver’s license.


Several courses are available online through FEMA, we ask that you review the basic courses and take the quiz at the end.  Once you have passed the quiz, you will be emailed a certificate which needs to be forwarded to the MRC coordinator to be placed in your file.  There are many courses available online through KY TRAIN.  You can download this Medical Reserve Corps Training Guide for a training matrix and course descriptions.  These are links to the introductory courses:

2A. IS-100.b, An Introduction to the Incident Command System

2B. IS-700.a  National Incident Management System

2C Create an MRC TRAIN Account

2D  Complete the MRC Orientation Course on TRAIN

PART III: Final Steps

3A.  LFCMRC Orientation & KHELPS ID  Contact us to schedule an orientation and receive your KHELPS photo ID

You may also want to download and review our MRC Deployment Manual, which outlines the guidelines for any volunteers deployed to volunteer.