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THE ILLINOIS MEDICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

 

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IMERT's Mission

IMERT Team Mission


 

IMERT, the Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team, is comprised of hundreds of volunteers from every region of the state. These individuals come from the medical and emergency response community as well as the private sector. The volunteers train to respond to communities impacted by disasters that result in the paralysis or destruction of the healthcare infrastructure. The primary mission is to provide interim medical care by supporting local and regional resources as directed by the Incident Commander.  Conditions are often austere, requiring responders to be self-sufficient.

 

 

IMERT has responded to numerous emergencies, disasters, and high risk/high profile events around the state as well as to Louisiana in response to Hurricane Katrina.

The IMERT program is multi-faceted and is capable of a flexible, scalable medical response. The other crucial piece for response capability is the logistics component. This group is comprised of volunteers with special skill sets such as; information technology, communications, HAM radio operators, materials management, scene safety, and resource management.

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Team Members

SWMD Applications are being accepted.  Please read below and in the Team Members section for more information

Recent News

News Articles

 

9/9/2015 - Katrina’s chaos teaches powerful lessons about disaster prep Read more...
6/2/2014 - Dr. Heilicser marks 30 years Read more...
6/18/2013 - Mary Connelly Honored with Directors Award Read more...
5/22/2013 - IMERT Recognized during EMS Week Read more...
2/28/2013 - Earthquake Drill a Success Read more...
10/5/2012 - Heritage Harbor WMD training Read more...
6/15/2012 - Dr. Lee Awarded the IPHA Director's Recognition Award Read more...
12/20/2011 - IMERT Volunteers Honored Read more...
5/24/2011 - Missouri Update Read more...
5/9/2011 - Southern Region Deployment Wrap-up Read more...

More news articles.

 

News Briefs

Log into the Team Member section to view archived Monthly News Briefs

Upcoming Events

All IMERT training and educational opportunities will be posted here, within the Upcoming Events section of the website.

 

2/19/2016
Deployment Operations Course: Logistic Operations
February 19

ILEAS Training Center
Urbana, IL

This course will focus on Communications Equipment, Medical equipment/supplies and deployable assets that may be encountered at an IMERT Alternate Care Site. There will be live demonstrations and hands-on opportunities. IMERT policy and procedure and deployment operations will also be reviewed.

Event Information/Printable Brochure
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2/20/2016
Deployment Operations Course: Logistic Operations
February 20

ILEAS Training Center
Urbana, IL

This course will focus on Communications Equipment, Medical equipment/supplies and deployable assets that may be encountered at an IMERT Alternate Care Site. There will be live demonstrations and hands-on opportunities. IMERT policy and procedure and deployment operations will also be reviewed.

Event Information/Printable Brochure
Register Online

 

2/25/2016
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Webinar
Thursday, February 25th, 12:00 PM - 1:00PM CST
Conference Number: 855 852-7677
Participant Code: 999963986509
Please register to attend at: https://share.dhs.gov/essrdwsfeb2016/event/

Those interested in incorporating medics into their tactical response teams or improving a team already containing a medical aspect should consider taking part in the upcoming webinar “Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) for the Whole Community.” TECC, based on the military’s Tactical Combat Casualty Care, operates with the understanding that a paramedic or EMT, not a tactical medic, will be the medical responder during an incident like an active shooter. The program teaches things like hemorrhage control, surgical airway control, dragging/carrying techniques, and strategies for patient care when under direct or indirect threat. In the webinar, the director of EMS and Operational Medicine Training from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences will discuss TECC best-practices and how preparing for these types of events will bring increased resilience

 

3/18/2016
Deployment Operations Course: Logistic Operations
March 18

ILEAS Training Center
Urbana, IL

This course will focus on Communications Equipment, Medical equipment/supplies and deployable assets that may be encountered at an IMERT Alternate Care Site. There will be live demonstrations and hands-on opportunities. IMERT policy and procedure and deployment operations will also be reviewed.

Event Information/Printable Brochure
Register Online

 

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