Join the Lexington MRC

How to Apply

This application is for Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers

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 at


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

You do not have to fill out the sections titled Organization, Tags or Title.  Please enter Fayette as your MRC Unit County if you would like to volunteer in Fayette, Bourbon, Jessamine, Scott, Nicholas or Harrison counties.

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 MRC Confidentiality, Code of Conduct, Standard Operating Guidelines Certification and Photo Authorization Form.  If you would like to review a copy of the MRC SOGs, they are available for download: 2016 Volunteer Handbook LFMRC
  2. The background check authorization form.  There is no fee required.
  3. The HIPAA Agreement Form.
  4. The KYEM50 for Kentucky Emergency Management which ensures workers compensation coverage.

Blank pages are included for printing.

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

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