STATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
SMAT applications should be returned to:
Attention: Captain Mark Barrier
additional information, contact Mark Barrier at
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In January 2002 the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management, the Epidemiology and Communicable Disease Section of the North Carolina Division of Public Health, and the Special Operations Response Team agreed to create the State Medical Response System. This system is designed to provide trailers and equipment packages for seven Local hospitals and local pre-hospital disaster teams.
County Emergency Services has been selected and has received one of the SMAT
The team will provide a first line of defense locally, assist at hospitals, or be deployed within the region or state at the request of The State through the statewide mutual aid agreement with the State Division of Emergency Management.
The State Medical Assistance Team will provide local decontamination/medical treatment and will rapidly assist/start medical decontamination operations on victims from a chemical, biological, or radiological exposure or other potential incidents that require decontamination.
least 5 of the team members shall be credentialed at a minimum of the
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic level.
When deployed, the team shall have a minimum of 7 members, and at
least one Team member shall be credentialed at the
a minimum, each team member shall complete an awareness level Hazmat course
(OSHA or NFPA 473 or