Federal Metropolitan Medical Response System
The MMRS Program was created in 1996, in response to the Tokyo mass transit Sarin gas attack by Aum Shinrikyo and the domestic terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, both having occurred in 1995.
The Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) program assists highly populated jurisdictions (124 through FY 2003) to develop plans, conduct training and exercises, and acquire pharmaceuticals and personal protective equipment, to achieve the enhanced capability necessary to respond to a mass casualty event caused by a WMD terrorist act. This assistance supports the jurisdictions' activities to increase their response capabilities during the first hours crucial to lifesaving and population protection, with their own resources, until significant external assistance can arrive.
Gaining these capabilities also increases the preparedness of the jurisdictions for a mass casualty event caused by an incident involving hazardous materials, an epidemic disease outbreak, or a natural disaster. MMRS fosters an integrated, coordinated approach to medical response planning and operations, as well as medical incident management at the local level.
New Items on DMMRS & 2013 DMMRS Meeting Dates
A draft of the Montgomery County MFI Plan is on the Dayton MMRS Mass Fatality page. Members can review and comment on the MFI. Please use track changes. Comments are due by April 30th.
2013 MMRS/RMRS Planning Committee Meeting Dates
(meetings usually start at 8 or 9 am and are held at the Dayton Area Chapter, American Red Cross, 370 W. First St. Dayton, Oh.)
Healthcare Response to the 35W Bridge John Hick MD, FACEP
John Hick MD, FACEP You Can't Always Get What You Want: Addressing Scarce Resource Issues in Disasters. Slide Show
2013 MMRS/RMRS Steering Committee Meeting Dates
(meetings usually start at 8am and will be held in the OU auditorium at Grandview hospital 405 W. Grand Ave. Dayton, Oh.)
(Note) Menu items at the left side can be viewed by anyone. The menu items at the top can be viewed by MMRS members only. In the tag cloud Gray items can be viewed by MMRS members only........
Authorized members of DaytonMMRS.org have access to additional features, including:
Qualitative Fit Test video training, procedures, and checklists
- Access to Subcommittee efforts and materials
Special note regarding the Dayton MMRS Cache of N-95 Respirators:
When the Dayton MMRS Cache of N-95 Respirator Masks is released, use of Qualitative Fit Test procedures (as opposed to Quantitative) is MANDATORY. Full information on performing Qualitative Testing is available to Dayton MMRS members, and can be found under "N-95 Info."
This is because quantitative fit testing of N-95 Masks (using equipment such as a PortaCount) is a destructive test, requiring that a hole be punched in the mask. We anticipate releasing these masks in the near future as part of our response to the H1N1 Pandemic. We expect that there will be a severe shortage of masks in the future. We cannot afford to destroy a mask for each person who is fit tested.
Agencies issuing and fit testing Dayton MMRS Cache N-95 Masks are expected to:
Remind personnel to use renewable PPE resources such as PAPRs when possible to conserve the N-95 cache
Issue the mask used for testing to the individual. They can then use the mask in appropriate clinical situations
- If desired, you may use a soft-tipped pen (e.g., a "Sharpie") to write the person’s name on the mask
•Emergency response providers including fire, EMS, and law enforcement personnel
•First receivers, including hospital and medical personnel
•Organizations supporting responders and first receivers
•Emergency management and public health officials
•Homeland security officials from the state and federal levels
•Business partner agencies
Is your business eligible to be an MMRS partner agency? Contact the Coordinator at 937-333-4551 to discuss it.
Counties in West Central Ohio Region/Ohio Homeland Security Region 3/Ohio EMS Region 2
DaytonMMRS.org is primar-ily intended for personnel in Ohio Homeland Security (HLS) Region 3. But personnel from outside the region are welcome to join DaytonMMRS.org
Members will be vetted to ensure they meet the criteria above.