Williamson County Medical Reserve Corps to Attend Youth Preparedness Camp
May 4, 2022 - The Williamson County Medical Reserve Corps (Wilco MRC) and partnering Future Health Professional (HOSA) organizations were selected to attend the Texas School Safety Center’s (TxSSC) 2022 Youth Preparedness Camp at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas on June 12-16, 2022. WilCo MRC Coordinator, Tim St. Peter will be joined by seven high school students from Round Rock High School, Westlake High School, and Anderson High School.
Camp participants will receive FEMA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training that includes a certificate of completion. The CERT training educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and prepares them with basic disaster response skills.
“A majority of the team plans to pursue a career in public health or the medical field. The team is eager to expand their skill set beyond the classroom and will help to support their community during an emergency,” said Tim St. Peter, WilCo MRC Coordinator. “The team has a bright future ahead of them and I am grateful to be a part of their career journey.”
The Williamson County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a team of trained medical and non-medical volunteers that is headquartered within the Williamson County and Cities Health District. The MRC is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network comprises approximately 200,000 volunteers in roughly 800 community-based units located throughout the United States and its territories.
HOSA is a global student-led organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services and several federal and state agencies. HOSA’s mission is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community, through education, collaboration, and experience.###