Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team - Our Services - DMAT, MRC, ESAR-VHP, Education

RI-1 DMAT a NDMS Team - (Federal team)

To learn more about RI-1 DMAT specifically, please email the team's Administrative Officer Devin Murphy at Devin.Murphy@hhs.gov

The National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) supports state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) authorities following disasters and emergencies by supplementing health and medical systems and response capabilities. NDMS also supports its federal partners during National Security Special Events and it may be called on to support the military and Veterans Health Administration health care systems in caring for combat casualties, should requirements exceed their capacity.

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, in its role as Coordinator of Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF-8), Public Health and Medical Services, of the National Response Framework, employs the NDMS to provide patient care, patient movement, and definitive care, as well as veterinary services, and fatality management support when requested by authorities from States, localities, Tribes and Territories, or other federal departments.

NDMS is a federally coordinated health care system and partnership of the Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Defense, and Veterans Affairs.

The mission of the Division of NDMS is to supplement our nation’s public health and medical resources, the Division of NDMS mobilizes resources through specialized teams that provide human and veterinary healthcare, mortuary assistance, patient movement coordination, and definitive care during times of need.

Getting Critical Support in a Crisis

NDMS teams provide many different types of public health and medical support to SLTT partners. NDMS personnel are required to maintain appropriate licensure and certifications within their discipline. When personnel are activated as Federal employees, licensure and certification is recognized by all States.

To learn more about RI-1 DMAT specifically, please email the team's Administrative Officer Devin Murphy at Devin.Murphy@hhs.gov

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