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IMERT's Mission

IMERT Team Mission


IMERT, the Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team, is comprised of hundreds of volunteers from every region of the state. These individuals come from the medical and emergency response community as well as the private sector. The volunteers train to respond to communities impacted by disasters that result in the paralysis or destruction of the healthcare infrastructure. The primary mission is to provide interim medical care by supporting local and regional resources as directed by the Incident Commander.  Conditions are often austere, requiring responders to be self-sufficient.



IMERT has responded to numerous emergencies, disasters, and high risk/high profile events around the state as well as to Louisiana in response to Hurricane Katrina.

The IMERT program is multi-faceted and is capable of a flexible, scalable medical response. The other crucial piece for response capability is the logistics component. This group is comprised of volunteers with special skill sets such as; information technology, communications, HAM radio operators, materials management, scene safety, and resource management.

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Team Members

SWMD Applications are being accepted.  Please read below and in the Team Members section for more information

Recent News

News Articles


9/9/2015 - Katrina’s chaos teaches powerful lessons about disaster prep Read more...
6/2/2014 - Dr. Heilicser marks 30 years
6/18/2013 - Mary Connelly Honored with Directors Award
5/22/2013 - IMERT Recognized during EMS Week
2/28/2013 - Earthquake Drill a Success
10/5/2012 - Heritage Harbor WMD training
6/15/2012 - Dr. Lee Awarded the IPHA Director's Recognition Award Read more...
12/20/2011 - IMERT Volunteers Honored
5/24/2011 - Missouri Update
5/9/2011 - Southern Region Deployment Wrap-up

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News Briefs

Log into the Team Member section to view archived Monthly News Briefs

Upcoming Events

All IMERT training and educational opportunities will be posted here, within the Upcoming Events section of the website.



Integrated Public Health and Healthcare System Preparedness Summit
Preparedness, Response and Recovery in Action

June 21-23, 2016

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, Schaumburg, Illinois

This joint conference, hosted by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Public Health Association, will feature 9 tracks with 36 Concurrent Sessions, 10 Learning Symposiums, 8 Learning Workshops, 2 Special Focus Sessions, 2 Plenary Sessions, an exhibit hall, webcasts, reception, awards presentation, poster presentations and so much more!

Early Bird Discounts available if you register and pay by May 13th!

For more information and to register online

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