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Southwest Utah Public Health Department


We’re an active organization offering many opportunities for supporting public health and building community resilience. It’s our hope that members of our community, including healthcare professionals, will consider being a part of our efforts by volunteering time and sharing their expertise to help prepare and respond to emergencies in Southern Utah.

The mission of the Southwest Utah Medical Reserve Corps (SWUMRC) is to improve the health and safety of communities in the Southwest Utah region by supporting public health in training, educating, and deploying medical and other volunteers to assist in emergency and public health events.


Anyone wanting to assist during a public health emergency or event can join. Trained medical professionals, as well as non-medical volunteers, are needed.


  • U.S. Citizen or Legal/Registered Alien.
  • Must have a current mailing address and contact information.
  • For medical volunteers, a current professional licensure.
  • Volunteers agree to be available in the event of a large public health emergency.

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Important Instructions:
Gather licensure/certification information prior to applying.
Profile must be filled out 100%.
Need help registering?
Review instructional video by clicking here.



The MRC was established after President Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country. Volunteers assist communities during emergencies and in ongoing efforts for public health. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, this program was implemented to recruit, train, and credential medical, non-medical and public health personnel to assist with emergency operations. MRC provides the structure necessary to deploy medical, non-medical and public health personnel in response to an emergency.

Southwest Utah Medical Reserve Corps (SWUMRC) is housed under the Southwest Utah Public Health Department and serves Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield, and Beaver counties of Utah. The SWUMRC unit is made up of over 500 active and retired volunteers who can assist our community during an emergency such as an earthquake, an influenza epidemic or an act of terrorism. The SWUMRC also works to support public health and other existing programs to improve the health and safety of communities. Through credentialing and training, volunteers are prepared in advance to respond to a variety of emergencies.

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