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

  • We Are

    a 501c3 not-for-profit organization of volunteers trained to respond to disasters and provide interim medical care for survivors.

  • Our Mission

    is to respond and assist with emergency medical treatment at mass casualty incidents

  • 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 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.


Upcoming Events

  • CoursesEvents

    Upcoming Trainings to be Announced

    We are currently working on confirming sites for upcoming trainings. Subject matter will focus on: Moulage courses, Logistics training, Utilization of communication devices and development of communications plans, STOP the BLEED Train the Trainer and Mass Casualty “boots on the ground” immersion events.  Team members will be notified of training opportunities and locations in the…

    Thursday February 15, 2018 - Friday February 15, 2019
    12:00am - 3:00am
    State Wide
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