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:

•  Coordinated planning, which involves multiple agency participation on the Steering Committee, as well as the Regional Office providing guidance to both States and local communities.

•  Coordinated training and education, which includes providing assistance with regional trainings and exercises to ensure the interoperability of the NNE region as a whole.

•  Cross-border coordination, including support of State-to-State activities.  

•  Information sharing through the effective use of multi-media access including internet-based public health and emergency management systems. Examples of interoperable platforms include Federal, State and Regional Homeland Security Information Networks, Homeland Security and Health Alerting Networks, web based Emergency Management tools such as WebEOC and other variations. The strategic goal is for ongoing information and resource sharing during pre-event planning and mitigation activities, event response and activation of resources and post event review and planning. The Regional Office is also able to facilitate communication during disaster planning and response.

•  Pharmaceutical cache procurement and management, including the purchase of a pharmaceutical cache to supplement State resources, which can be shared during an event anywhere in the region.

•  The State Medical Strike Teams have been activated and are continuing to train and obtain supplies. binary options

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