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3030 78th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7607
Fax: 206.275.7970
Email: mi_fire@mercergov.. . .
Hours: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Daily
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Seattle-King County Disaster Team

The Seattle King County Disaster Team is a group comprised of 60 personnel including Doctors, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacists, Paramedics, Firefighters and other non-medical personnel.

The Team was formed in 1985 following the earthquake in Mexico City. Members of the Seattle Fire Department, along with representatives of the local health care community, formed a disaster relief team to respond to the immediate needs of the citizens of Mexico City. Upon completion of this mission, the responding personnel felt they had served a vital role - thus beginning the Seattle King County Disaster Team. (SKCDT)

The SKCDT is equipped with over twelve tons of equipment that can be deployed to a disaster site within 24 hours. Utilizing it's own tents, generators, food and water purification equipment, the team can operate as a self-sufficient unit for a period of up to two weeks.

As a part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), the SKCDT, (designated "Washington One" or WA-1), is one of twenty five Level One Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT) available to respond anywhere in the United States or its territories.

 

This information courtesy of the DEMAT website

 

Bridenbaugh.jpg   Lieutenant John Bridenbaugh.  John is currently a member of the DEMAT team.   John responded to the New York City event and to Hurricane Katrina.


 

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