National Disaster Medical



When disaster strikes, we're

"Ready For The Call"

News Updates


The next team meeting is scheduled for December 8, 7pm, at Cape Coral Hospital. Check your email for future updates.


Future meetings are scheduled for the following Mondays (subject to change or cancellation):




December 8





January 12

February 9

March 9

April 13

May 11

June 8

July 13

August 10

September 14

October 12

November 9

December 14



Any changes in time, place, or date will be communicated via email.



There is a website to checkout on the Links page (in the New Section) concerning natural disaster safety tips and links to important websites. Many thanks to Joan Wilkinson and the middle school students in her afterschool program!!!



*****The 2013 Distinguished FL-2 DMAT Member of the Year is Dr. Dean Traiger!!!*****




Please make sure that you have ALL Responder e-learn modules completed. Go to the site, log on with your user name and password, and complete each module. We are working towards 100% compliance. Should new modules be required, you will be notified by team leadership.



   ICS Training Website


For prospective new members, the courses you will need to have completed prior to your initial application are:


These courses are online, free, and located on FEMA's Emergency Management Institute website at:




Check out the new U-tube video of NDMS teams helping out on Long Island after Hurricane Sandy. It's in the Links Section.



Please check out the Deployments page to commemorate our 9-11 team responders. Added is a picture I took of the new Freedom Tower - now known as 1 World Trade Center, being built on the site of the former World Trade Center (scroll to the bottom of the Deployments page).



Uniform name tapes can be obtained from:


Uniform NameTape Company

5701 S Dale Mabry Hwy

Tampa, FL  33611




The nametapes are $2.00 each without velcro & $3.50 with velcro.


Please remember that our uniforms are khaki, and that the name must be in BLACK lettering, not brown.

Other Information

Check out the equipment section to see what you might consider taking with you if we are deployed.


And be sure your employer is aware of the possibility of deployment before each of the team's on call months.



DMAT pictures


State training pictures


(When you are done looking at each set of pictures, hit your backspace button twice to come back to this page.)



    Contact Us


Due to the amount of spam email that is received, please put "DMAT" in the subject line.


Contact the team






Since 9-11, many healthcare professionals have asked, "What can I do to help my community or other communities?" We are a Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team (FL-2 DMAT) operating under the Department of Health and Human Services, and a Florida State Medical Response Team, Region 6 (SMRT-6). We provide care to the sick and injured during a disaster. A DMAT/SMRT team is responsible for the triage and stabilization of patients at a disaster site, and provides basic medical services at transfer points and during transportation to definitive care sites. To learn more about DMATs, check out various areas of this website.        



  • Who we are


Based in Southwest Florida, we are a team of volunteer medical professionals and support staff who provide medical care when activated by either the federal government as FL-2 DMAT or the State of Florida as SMRT-6.


We can be deployed in an emergency or disaster to anywhere within the United States or its possessions.  Conditions can be very austere at times. DMAT teams have been deployed to the nation of Haiti in 2010, so international deployments are also now a possibility. It would be helpful to have a valid passport.


This is not full-time or part-time employment; this is an intermittent position that will be paid only if you are officially deployed. There are no benefits.


You must be an American citizen to be accepted on the team. In addition, you cannot be a present federal government employee (such as the military, military reserves, or the VA).



  • How we work


Team employees are prepared to live and work from tents when necessary, and have learned the art of field living through their drills and exercises. Team employees bring with them a wide diversity of knowledge and abilities in the medical and logistical fields. Teamwork and following the chain of command according to the Incident Command System (ICS) is an important part of each and every deployment.



  • How you can join us


Unfortunately, due to factors beyond our control, NDMS has suspended all hiring for all DMAT teams until further notice.


When hiring resumes in the future, it will be noted here and postings will be listed monthly on the government's website USAJobs.


It is now mandatory to have the following ICS courses completed before you seek application to join the team: ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, ICS 800. These courses are required to be completed BEFORE you can be hired by the team. The courses are free and available from the FEMA website (see column at left).  





Please be aware that obtaining  federal employment (you will be a federal employee and not just a volunteer) is a time consuming process. It is not unusual for the process to take 6 months if not longer. This is beyond our team's control and we hope that you will keep this in mind when you begin the application process.






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