Georgia 3 Disaster Medical Assistance Team
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History
 

The Georgia 3 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (GA-3 DMAT) is part of a larger program called the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). This system is part of the Federal Response Plan to natural and man made disasters with the task of health and medical care in austere environments. NDMS also has memorandums of understanding with several federal agencies to provide medical support to certain special events.

The GA-3 DMAT has had several deployments since it's inception in January 1991. These include: Hurricane Andrew 1992, Albany GA floods 1994, Hurricane Marilyn 1995, Olympics in Atlanta 1996, North Dakota floods 1997, Ice Storm in Upstate NY 1998, Hurricane George 1998, Hurricane Floyd 1999, NC floods 1999, NATO Summit in Wash D.C. 1999, Operation Provide Refuge for Kosovo Refugees at Fort Dix N.J. 1999, Nike World Games 1999, World Energy Conference 1999, Papal Visit to St. Louis MO 1998, Inauguration 2000, Houston TX Floods 2001, Terrorist Attacks on Wash D.C. and New York City 2001, and Haiti  2010.

These include where team members were called for deployment individually as well as full team deployments.

The Team when deployed is 35-50 members made up of a cross section of the health care fields. These include but are not limited to Doctors, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Paramedics, EMT's, Communications Experts, Logistics Experts, Security Specialists, and Administrative Support Staff.

To field this many people we have to have a base of 3-4 times this many persons on our roster due to fluctuations in availability of our personnel. At the time of deployment, team members are sworn in and become temporary federal employees paid commensurate with their position. This also affords workers compensation and malpractice insurance for deployed team members.

The GA-3 DMAT has had a long and proud service to the people of the United States and will continue to provide the "Best Care Anywhere" to those in need into the next century.



Deployments


1992
Hurricane Andrew - Full Team

1994
Albany Georgia Floods - Partial Team

1995
Hurricane Marilyn U.S. VI - Full Team

1996
Summer Olympics Atlanta - Partial Team
Hurricane Fran - Ful Team

1997
North Dakota Floods - Partial Team

1998
Ice Storm Upstate NY - Partial Team
Hurricane Georges - Full Team
Papal Visit St. Louis, MO - Partial Team
State of the Union Address - Partial Team

1999
Hurricane Brett - Full Team
Hurricane Floyd - Full Team
Hurricane Lenny - Full Team
NC Floods - Partial Team
NATO Summit Wash. D.C. - Partial Team

Kosovo Refugees Ft. Dix - Partial Team
Nike World Games - Partial Team
World Energy Conference - Partial Team
Egypt Air Crash - Partial Team

2000
Inauguration - Partial Team

2001
Houston, Tx Floods - Partial Team
Pentagon Attack 9/11 - Full Team
WTC Attack 9/11 - Full Team

2002
Winter Olympics Salt Lake City - Partial Team

2003
Hurricane Isabel - Partial Team
Hurricane Floyd - Partial Team

2004
G-8 Summit - Partial Team
Hurricane Charley - Full Team
Hurricane Frances - Partial Team
Hurricane Ivan - Full Team

2005
Hurricane Katrina - Full Team

2006
Hurricane Ernesto - Full Team

2007
Hurricane Dean - Full Team

2008
Hurricane Gustav - Full Team

Hurricane Ike - Partial Team

2010
Haiti Earthquake - Full Team

2011
9/11 Anniversary Ceremonies - Partial Team

2012
Hurricane Isaac - Full Team
Hurricane Sandy - Full Team

2013

National Peace Officers Memorial - Partial Team

2014



2015


2016
Hurricane Matthew - Full Team

2017



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