Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team - About the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assitance Team

RI - Disaster Medical Assistance Team

To learn more about federal opportunities with RI-1 DMAT, please contact the team's Administrative Officer Devin Murphy at Devin.Murphy@hhs.gov.

Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs)assist in providing care for ill or injured victims at the location of a disaster or emergency. DMATs can provide triage, medical or surgical stabilization, and continued monitoring and care of patients until they can be evacuated to locations where they will receive definitive medical care. Specialty DMATs can also be deployed to address mass burn injuries, pediatric care requirements, chemical injury or contamination, etc.

DMAT's fall under the Emergency Support Function Annexes to the Federal Response Plan (ESP #8 Health and Medical Services). ESF #8 is the primary source of public health and medical response/information for all Federal officials involved in response operations.

Health personnel/teams from HHS will be deployed as needed, and appropriate medical and public health (including environmental health) assistance will be provided. NDMS DMATs will be activated and deployed as needed. DMATs may be activated for provision of patient reception, patient staging, casualty clearing, or other medical care activities in meeting the needs of the situation.

To learn more about federal opportunities with RI-1 DMAT, please contact the team's Administrative Officer Devin Murphy at Devin.Murphy@hhs.gov.