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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 some 600+ 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.

IMERT operates using the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as outlined in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 and as adopted by the State of Illinois.

 

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Recent News

News Articles

 

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...
5/7/2011 - Cairo Demobilization Effort Read more...

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News Briefs

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Upcoming Events

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

 

10/15/2014
The Shawnee Preparedness and Response Coalition

Presents

Weathering the Storm

The Pavilion, Marion, IL

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Event Information/Printable Brochure

 

10/27/2014
All Hazards Incident Management Team
October 27-31
11 GERTY DR
CHAMPAIGN, IL 61820

The overall goal of USFA's Incident Management Team (IMT) program is to develop state, regional, and tribal IMTs to function under the National Incident Management System (NIMS) during a large and/or complex incident or a major event. This course is designed for those who are assigned to function in a Type 3 IMT during a large/complex incident.
This course is 5 full days in length, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

Course Description and Registration

 

10/30/2014
Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery
Courses will be held October 30th at the IEMA Region 8 office near St. Louis and October 31st at the Marion Training Center.

This course focuses on the use of social media in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Participants are provided with the knowledge and skills to integrate social media into their current communication plans. The course defines social media and its uses and identifies the tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media.

To register and more information

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4/26/2015
2015 ILEAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

April 26-28, 2015

Mark your calendars now for next year’s ILEAS Conference! ILEAS has decided to go with new dates to avoid the weather issues of early March. The conference will once again be held at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.

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