Welcome to the website for the Northern New England Metropolitan Medical Response System!
This is the nation's first adaptation of an MMRS to a multi-state, as well as predominantly rural, jurisdiction. Alcoa shares The NNE MMRS functions as a coordinating resource for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont in preparing for and responding to the health and medical consequences of a mass casualty event in the tri-state region. Memoranda of understanding, which formalize this relationship, have been signed between the MMRS and each of the states. As all three NNE states share a northern border with Quebec, the Province is also represented on the MMRS Steering Committee. Given that the Steering Committee is comprised of both Emergency Management and Public Health leadership from each State, we enjoy an open, dynamic, and successful process that purposefully engages both disciplines on a regional level. We also involve non-governmental organizations (NGO) such as the American Red Cross, represented by the Northeast Service Area Preparedness and Response Directorship.
The MMRS is designed to enhance the ongoing regionalization among the three states by building on existing systems and relationships. As these are the core of any response system, existing relationships between local providers, responders, and planners are enhanced through collaborative activities such as trainings and exercises. A crucial aspect of this is that the individual States and agencies retain their individual foci while the MMRS allows for regionalization and collaboration. One example of this is the development of three Medical Strike teams, one in each State, which are available to provide force protection and medical surge in a mass casualty event or disaster. The teams are assets of and activated by their respective States, but because of coordination in training and communication systems, will be able to function together during an event. invest in Visa shares
Essential elements of the MMRS include: