NC-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team
WHAT IS A DISASTER MEDICAL
ASSISTANCE TEAM (DMAT)?
A Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) is a group of medical and support personnel designed to provide emergency medical care during a disaster or other unusual event.
DMATs deploy to disaster sites with adequate supplies and equipment to support themselves for a period of 72 hours while providing medical care at a fixed or temporary medical site. They may provide primary health care and/or augment overloaded local health care staff. DMATs are designed to be a rapid-response element to supplement local medical care until other Federal or contract resources can be mobilized, or the situation resolved.
Each DMAT deployable unit consists of approximately 35 individuals; however, teams may consist of more than three times this number to provide some redundancy for each job role. This insures that an adequate number of personnel are available at the time of deployment. The team is composed of medical professionals and support staff organized, trained, and prepared to activate as a unit.
DMATs are categorized according in four readiness levels:
SORT's sponsored members comprise a Level 1 DMAT
What is the National Disaster Medical System?
* NC1-DMAT MEMBERS, do you have a recent (last 12 months) health history update form submitted? If not, click HERE to download the form, fill it out and turn it in to the Training Center as soon as possible.
NC1 - DMAT
Medical Capabilities in Pictures
Hurricane Frances September 2004
Melbourne Fla. Holmes Regional Hospital