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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

 

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...
5/2/2011 - IMERT Deployment Update Read more...
4/28/2011 - Great Shake Out 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.

 

4/28/2014
Alternate Care Site Workshop
*Presented by Region 5 RHCC*

Southern Illinois Airport
Murphysboro, IL 62966

Sessions Available:
April 28, 0800-1200 or 1300-1700
April 29, 0800-1200 or 1300-1700
April 30, 0800-1200 or 1300-1700
May 1, 0800-1200 or 1300-1700
May 2, 0800-1200 or 1300-1700

Classes are being offered for anyone that may be involved in the set-up and operation
of an Alternate Care Site. We need a minimum of 10 participants per session. Session will include hands-on work with the equipment and supplies.

Online Registration

Event Information/Printable Brochure

 

5/3/2014
ACS Workshop for Area MRCs
*Region 5 RHCC Event*

Southern Illinois Airport
600 N Airport Rd
Murphysboro, IL 62966
May 3, 2014
0800-1200 or 1300-1700

Classes are being offered for anyone that may be involved in the set-up and operation
of an Alternate Care Site. There are 2 different 4 hour sessions to choose from. For area MRCs.

Register Online

Event Information/Printable Brochure

 

5/7/2014
ENHANCED THREAT AND RISK ASSESSMENT Local Jurisdiction • MGT-315

This course, funded by the National Training and Education Division (NTED) within DHS/FEMA’s National
Preparedness Directorate, enhances the basic Threat and Risk Assessment course (MGT-310) by teaching
participants how to apply all phases of the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process to specific critical infrastructure facilities. Through lectures, discussions and classroom activities, participants learn methods to identify and prioritize risks from all hazards, assess vulnerabilities, estimate consequences, and use equipment, training and exercises to mitigate risk. Multidisciplinary participant teams visit and assess facilities selected by the host jurisdiction, determining risks, vulnerabilities, consequences and mitigation options specific to their assigned site. Teams then document their findings, develop an action plan, analyze risk, and present their results to the class.

8:00am-5:00pm

More Information

Event Information/Printable Brochure

 

 

5/13/2014
Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Course
NIPSTA
May 13-14

This U.S. DHS course brings together individuals from the hospital and healthcare community who are responsible for ensuring the resiliency of healthcare services during a high consequence or catastrophic event within a jurisdiction. Through a focus on preparedness processes and activities, this course provides an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to help them ensure the sustainability of their facilities and organizations during all types of disasters.

Registration is now open on the NIPSTA web site via the following link: http://nipsta.org/ems/details.aspx?EventID=2371

Event Information/Printable Brochure

 

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