Region 2 Medical Response Team (RMERT)
RMERT is based out of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and is comprised of roughly 70 medical professionals. The medical professionals include physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMT’s, and respiratory therapists. RMERT’s response region consists of IDPH EMS Region 2. Region 2 is one of the largest and most diverse areas in Illinois.
The mission of the Region 2 Medical Emergency Response Team is to improve disaster response and augment the existing medical service system for community emergencies in the event of a significant medical disaster involving the central Illinois area. The Region 2 Medical Emergency Response Team is able to provide a variety of services, including on-scene, out-of-hospital, or direct hospital emergency medical care. In addition, RMERT will assist with decontamination if a Hazardous Materials or Weapons of Mass Destruction incident occurs. RMERT can augment the medical response within regional Fire, Rescue, EMS, EMA/ESDA, and Law Enforcement agencies