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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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Medical Reserve Corps Gets Results

Last month, the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) network participated in a nationwide drill in conjunction with America’s PrepareAthon! The drill waspart of MRC’s month-long Healthy Home program designed to bring awareness to hazards including lead, mold, and carbon monoxide. 
During the April 30 drill, MRC Regional Coordinators asked MRC Unit Leaders across the country to respond to a simple, yet critical question: “Have you checked the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in your home within the past 60 days?” At the end of the exercise, responses were tallied and reported to the MRC network, which is comprised of nearly 1,000 MRC Units.
According to MRC Director Captain Rob Tosatto, 685 MRC Units replied to the question, and out of those who responded, 516 participants indicated that their carbon monoxide and smoke detectors were checked, and in good working order.
“At its heart, this drill was about personal preparedness and increasing the safety and security of individuals within our MRC network. Our Healthy Homes initiative proved, yet again, that the MRC is a robust and active network which models and promotes preparedness measures,” said Tosatto.

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