Member Requirements

All requirements must be completed and turned in before becoming a member. Please send all completed items to:

Cindra James
Washtenaw County Health Department
555 Towner St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Fax: 734-544-6705
Email Cindra James

View the Online Orientation  

The orientation includes an intro to the MRC and reviews all of the following membership requirements. Print your quiz results upon passing and send a copy to verify completion of this step.

Membership Handbook  

Read the membership handbook (PDF), then print, sign, and turn in the 3 included forms.

Registration Form

Print, complete, and turn in all pages of the registration form (PDF).

MI Volunteer Registry 

Register online (if you are a Michigan resident). This site is used to notify, screen, and inform individuals in the event of a natural or public health emergency.

Introduction to the Incident Command System Course

You need to complete the Introduction to the Incident Command System Course. Take the exam and turn in a copy of your certificate.

Complete a Family Preparedness Plan

Send an email verifying that your plan is complete. We do not need to see the actual plan.

Other Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Have a valid license or photo I.D. (U.S. citizenship is not required).
  • Remain free of felony and/or serious misdemeanor convictions.
  • Consent to a background check and a professional license and credential check. License numbers must be provided for verification if applicable, current licensure is not required.

Drills, Volunteer Activities & Trainings

To maintain membership all members are encouraged to participate in drills, volunteer activities, and trainings. Some may be required.