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Wisconsin-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (WI-1 DMAT)

 

MIMAP is proud to be a partner with the Wisconsin-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (WI-1 DMAT). The mission of the WI-1 DMAT is to deliver quality medical care to victims of natural and man-made disasters, mass casualty incidents, and special occurrences.

A DMAT is an organized unit of medical personnel, logistical and administrative personnel, and equipment required to provide medical care in austere environments when an event has destroyed or overwhelmed local medical resources. DMAT members are sent forward to disaster zones to deliver care at field medical sites.

WI-1 DMAT is part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). NDMS is a federally-coordinated system that provides medical capabilities in the event of a large-scale emergency. NDMS is administered through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

MIMAP supports the WI-1 DMAT by providing education and training for DMAT personnel. In addition, several Center faculty are team members on the WI-1 DMAT.

For more information on the WI-1 DMAT visit http://wi1dmat.org/.

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