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

  • Courses


    Attendance at a Deployment Operations Course is required each year for team members to remain eligible for deployment. All Deployment Operations courses will provide an update on IMERT operations and an optional STOP the Bleed Instructor session.  Other agenda topics may include responder resiliency, logistics over view and equipment operation/practice, or START and Jump Start…

    Monday June 4, 2018 - Monday June 4, 2018
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Cook County Homeland Security
    15900 S Cicero Ave
    Oak Forest, IL,
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  • Events

    Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

    This event is not an IMERT event or training. IMERT is not responsible for the planning or content. The National Association of EMT’s (“NAEMT”) Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Course teaches EMS practitioners and other pre-hospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment with the goal of decreasing…

    Tuesday June 5, 2018 - Wednesday June 6, 2018
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    2300 Patriot Boulevard
    Glenview, Illinois,
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