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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.

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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

 

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...

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.

 

1/20/2015
Ambulance Strike Team/Medical Task Force Leader Training

January 20-21, 2015
West County EMS and Fire Training Center / Advanced Center of Excellence
13790 Manchester Rd.
Manchester, MO 63011

Ambulance Strike Teams and Medical Task Forces are critical response components utilized during disaster situations, on the local, state, and national levels. This course will provide information needed to serve as a team member and/or leader. The course will present information on activation, deployment, safety, incident command, demobilization, and more. This course is based on NWCG S-330 standards.

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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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5/5/2015
Pediatric Disaster Response and
Emergency Preparedness
May 5-6
Northern Illinois

Contact Evelyn Lyons at 708-327-2556 / Evelyn.Lyons@illinois.gov for more information.

This DHS/FEMA funded course will address pediatric emergency planning and medical response considerations, as identified in a 2010 report by the National Commission on Children and Disasters. Based on this assessment, a training gap exists for emergency responders, first receivers, and emergency management personnel reducing their effectiveness in responding to pediatric patients and their unique needs/considerations. (Download the flier for more information.)

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5/7/2015
Pediatric Disaster Response and
Emergency Preparedness

May 7-8, 2015
ILEAS Training Center, Urbana

To register contact Michele Watson
mwatson@ileas.org

This DHS/FEMA funded course will address pediatric emergency planning and medical response considerations, as identified in a 2010 report by the National Commission on Children and Disasters. Based on this assessment, a training gap exists for emergency responders, first receivers, and emergency management personnel reducing their effectiveness in responding to pediatric patients and their unique needs/considerations. (Download the flier for more information.)

Event Information/Printable Brochure

 

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