aPalo Alto Medical Response Unit

 Medical Response Unit   



The Medical Response Unit (MRU) is part of the City of Palo Alto Emergency Services Volunteers (ESV) Program. It is comprised of medical and lay support volunteers and coordinates with the other Emergency Services Volunteer units via Palo Alto’s Office of Emergency Services.


During disasters, our mission is to provide first aid and basic emergency care to our neighbors when the regular medical services may be compromised or overwhelmed. During blue-sky/non-disaster days we organize, prepare and train.


Medical Response Unit Values:

  • Do the greatest good for the greatest number of people for the situation at hand.
  • Operate within the scope of practice of each individual and available resources.