Disaster EMS

This forum is for CERTs, MRCs, DMATS, SARS, Ambulance Strike Team Members, and anyone else interested in disaster.

Location: Anywhere disasters strike
Members: 227
Latest Activity: Jun 27, 2016

For Disaster EMS Responders or anyone who has ever thought about being one ...

Kudos to those who have taken thier EMS careers out of the hospitals and off the streets to help victims of disaster living thier worst nightmares. This forum is for CERTs, MRCs, DMATS, SARS, Ambulance Strike Team Members, State Team members and anyone else interested in disaster. We can share thoughts. ideas and feelings about this specialized EMS field!

EMS Discussion Forum

The Disaster Podcast 1 Reply

Last reply by Sam Bradley Mar 23, 2016.

A new Project .... 1 Reply

Last reply by Sam Bradley Jun 22, 2014.

San Francisco Plane Crash

Started by Sam Bradley Jul 9, 2013.

New book on Springfield tornado

Started by Sam Bradley May 25, 2012.

First Responders Network and Interventions emag

Started by Sam Bradley Nov 8, 2011.

Disaster EMS on Chronicles of EMS

Started by Sam Bradley Oct 29, 2010.

CBRN triaging 1 Reply

Last reply by kevin badger Apr 2, 2010.

Blogpost on the Haiti Disaster Response 4 Replies

Last reply by Sam Bradley Feb 14, 2010.

Haiti Deployments 5 Replies

Last reply by Sam Bradley Feb 5, 2010.

Sad News from DMAT GA-3

Started by Sam Bradley Dec 14, 2009.

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Comment by Sam Bradley on August 9, 2015 at 2:38pm

Have you heard what we're doing on the Disaster Podcast? Join Jamie Davis, Dr. Joe Holley, Jim Logan and I along with some stimulating guests.

Let me know if you'd like to be a guest!

Comment by Sam Bradley on March 8, 2012 at 6:11pm

Disaster medicine is more than just responding to hurricanes and earthquakes. What about local incidents that become more than just an EMS call?

I've recently become a board member and secretary of the Coalition for Tactical Medicine (CTM). We'll be providing information on tactical EMS training and offering scholarships when this is all put together. I'd love to know what things you would consider for a minimal level of competency. Let me know what you think of the site.

Comment by Erich M. Weldon on August 23, 2011 at 12:22am

Hi all! There is a new association in California representing EMS professionals. Even if you are not an EMD, EMR, EMT, AEMT or Paramedic in California, please "Like" this page to support us!  CAAEMT Facebook Page


The mission of the California Association of Emergency Medical Technicians is to serve the prehospital EMS care providers of California by presenting networking opportunities, offer continuing education, work with CAAEMT partners to give discounts on services and products, and represent its membership during discussions that will readily affect their practice and protocols. 


Spread the word by re-posting on JEMS and Facebook!  


CAAEMT on Facebook!

Comment by Sam Bradley on July 7, 2011 at 12:15am

Please distribute widely to anyone who may be interested in this, including any of the responding individuals or agencies.

We are now accepting Preorders for Joplin Tornado Challenge
Coins. Click on the link at the top of web
page to begin the order process.

Proceeds go to the Interstate Disaster Collaborative and their mission to improve coordination and collaboration of disaster medical teams and assets across the country.
Comment by Sam Bradley on June 21, 2011 at 11:16am

From my friend, Brandon Greenberg. If you're in New York and considered joining a DMAT, here's your chance!


NY-5 DMAT is Recruiting!

Hi all,

The NY-5 DMAT is continuing to recruit prospective employees and is holding a number of online information sessions in the coming month.  As such, we are hoping you can support our efforts by forwarding the message below to people you know that may be interested in joining and/or to others who can also forward this information within his or her organization.

We appreciate your support and if you have any questions or concerns, please follow up with me directly at

NY-5 Disaster Medical Assistance Team Recruiting Medical Providers -

When disaster strikes, what role can you play? As a skilled medical provider, your expertise could be an invaluable, lifesaving resource. The federal government’s National Disaster Medical System provides medical teams during disasters or other events where the local medical-response capability is insufficient.

You can be part of one of these teams.

The system is currently recruiting members for the NY-5 Disaster Medical Assistance Team based out of Long Island. The team is actively looking for clinical medical providers with backgrounds in emergency medicine and critical care for intermittent Federal work:

-Mid-Level Providers (Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants)
-Registered Nurses
-Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
-Respiratory Therapists and Technicians
-Mental Health Professionals - Social Worker/Behavioral Health/Chaplain

What is a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT)? -

DMAT is part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), which is a federally coordinated system that augments the Nation's medical response capability.

A DMAT is a group of professional and para-professional medical personnel (supported by logistical and administrative staff) designed to provide medical care during a disaster or other event.  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 is resolved. DMATs deploy to disaster sites with sufficient supplies and equipment to sustain themselves for a period of 72 hours while providing medical care at a fixed or temporary medical care site. The personnel are activated for a period of two weeks.

Information Sessions -

If you are interested in joining or supporting the team, please register to attend one of the upcoming information sessions.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact NY-5 DMAT.  For available dates and times and to RSVP, visit our website at

Due to system limitations, limited space is available for online sessions.  Login information will be sent in a confirmation email following registration.

We look forward to hearing from you and if you know of anyone else interested in joining, please forward this information.

Comment by Sam Bradley on May 25, 2011 at 5:32pm
Missouri state medical team seeing patients, some of which were found in the rubble today in Joplin. Transitioning to their Mobile Medical Unit in the parking lot at St. John's hospital.
Comment by Sam Bradley on May 24, 2011 at 8:23pm
What our disaster medical people are doing in Joplin, Missouri!Emergency Medical Support in Joplin
Comment by Sam Bradley on May 23, 2011 at 1:12pm
Worst case scenario, you may be. If it gets bad enough it's all hands on deck! Just heard ugliness is heading for St. Louis now. 30% of Joplin is damaged.
Comment by Kevin W. Sirmons, MD, NREMT-P on May 23, 2011 at 1:08pm
We're on the May DMORS but for the first time in 7 years I'm not on call. Twister land Kansas.... Hope the sirens work!
Comment by Sam Bradley on May 23, 2011 at 12:32pm
Kevin, exactly right. It may come to that though. Waiting to hear from my people on the Missouri state team. I'm sure they're assisting with evacuations. What's troubling is that weather in Texas looks bad today and some areas (Kansas) may have a worst weather pattern tomorrow. Up to 30% of Joplin is damaged (theweatherchannel)

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