We Are

A 501c3 not-for-profit organization of medical volunteers trained to respond to disasters. Our MISSION is to assist local healthcare providers by providing triage and emergent medical care during disasters.


IMERT works to support Illinois

by maintaining 24 hour operational readiness to lend medical assistance in times of disaster throughout the state

When disaster strikes

how will you help?


We are looking for specialists

from all disciplines – medical, IT, communications, logistics, safety and mental health

Volunteers augment their skills

and receive disaster response training

  • Federal ACS Toolkit 3rd Edition

    Federal Healthcare Resiliency Task Force Toolkit

  • IMERT's Temporary Medical Treatment Station Guide

    Information IMERT has developed on alternate care site and temporary medical treatment stations operations and planning

  • Join Us

    You can be part of the team and help your community in a time of need

IMERT’s Mission

IMERT, the Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team, is comprised 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 assist local healthcare providers with triage and interim emergency medical care while aiding with patient transfer/evacuation. 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.

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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