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      NEMO Medical Reserve Corps looking for new volunteers

      The Northeast Missouri Medical Reserve Corps out of the Adair County Health Department is looking for new volunteers.

      A Heartland emergency response team is now once again looking for new volunteers.

      The Northeast Missouri Medical Reserve Corps was established in 2002 after 9/11.

      Its goal is to strengthen public health and emergency disaster response through education and preparedness.

      The group meets once a month at the Adair County Health Department.

      So how can you take part?

      "They need to be 18 years of age. There's an application form that we do and we do a background check etc. because often times people are affiliated with somebody that may be in a health need or medical need so we have to do background," said Coordinator Ron Stewart.

      Stewart says the NEMO Medical Reserve Corps' biggest test was the response in 2009 to the Kirksville tornado.

      The group also helps out during the annual Adair County Health Deparment's Drive-Thru Flu Clinic. That event is set for Tuesday, October 7 at the NEMO Fairgrounds.

      If you are interested becoming a volunteer or want more information, call (660) 665-8491 or click here.