Past Deployments

MA-1 DMAT was one of the first DMAT teams in the country, founded in 1988, and has extensive experience in disaster medical response, lending their resources to the local community and always prepared to respond when disaster strikes.

In its nearly 25 year history, MA-1 has responded to disasters across the country and around the world, including:

1995 St. Thomas, USVI – Hurricane Marilyn
1998 Plattsburg, NY – Ice Storms
2001 New York, NY – 9/11 Terrorist Attack
2003 Bam, Iran – Earthquake; members of MA-1 deployed in conjunction with IMSuRT-East
2005 Gulfport, MS, New Orleans, LA (3 deployments) – Hurricane Katrina
2008 Baton Rouge, LA – Hurricane Gustav
2008 Galveston, TX – Hurricane Ike
2009 Fargo, ND – Red River Flood
2010 Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Earthquake
2012 New York, NY – Superstorm Sandy

MA-1 has also provided medical support to presidential inaugurations, Sail Boston, The Boston Marathon, Olympic Games, air shows, and other major events, and regularly participates in field training independently or in conjunction with other teams, agencies and military units.

• December 2010 Wilderness Field Training, Green Woodlands, Lyme, NH – Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals program, focusing on the DMAT mission under austere wilderness environment, setting up a modified Base of Operations (BoO) to provide medical care, use of designated specialized skills in the field, and utilizing ICS.
• November 2010 Patriot Guard, Mass Military Reserve, Chicopee, MA – Joint field training exercise with Region 1 National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) teams and the military unit CERF-P. Practice triage, initial medical care, and preparation for medical evacuation to staging facilities and further transportation on to definitive care facilities
• June 2010 West Coast Regional FTX, MARCH ARB Riverside, CA – Joint field training exercise with 10 National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) teams. Set up Base of Operations (BoO) and coordinated a mock disaster response to an earthquake scenario, practicing triage, initial medical care, and preparation for patient evacuations to definitive care facilities
• April 2010 Boston Marathon – Set up and operated three medical treatment areas along the marathon route
• March 2010 Winter Field Training, AMC Joe Dodge Lodge, Pinkham Notch, NH – Cold weather field training, including patient care and evacuation procedures in preparation for disaster response in austere winter conditions
• December 2009 Wilderness Field Training, Green Woodlands, Lyme, NH – Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals program, focusing on the DMAT mission under austere wilderness environment, setting up a modified Base of Operations (BoO) to provide medical care, use of designated specialized skills in the field, and utilizing ICS.
• June 2009 Spring Field Training Exercise, Mass Military Reserve, Cape Cod, MA – Field training including Base of Operations (BoO) set up, patient care procedures and training with the US Coast Guard
• April 2009 Boston Marathon – Set up and operated three medical treatment areas along the marathon route
• March 2009 Winter Field Training, AMC Cardigan Lodge, Bristol, NH – Cold weather field training, including patient care and evacuation procedures in preparation for disaster response in austere winter conditions
• December 2008 Wilderness Field Training, Green Woodlands, Lyme, NH – Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals program, focusing on the DMAT mission under austere wilderness environment, setting up a modified Base of Operations (BoO) to provide medical care, use of designated specialized skills in the field, and utilizing ICS.
• May 2008 Spring Field Training Exercise, Mass Military Reserve, Cape Cod, MA – Field training including Base of Operations (BoO) set up, patient care procedures and training with the US Coast Guard
• April 2008 Boston Marathon – Set up and operated two medical treatment areas along the marathon route
• March 2008 Winter Field Training, AMC Highland Center, Bretton Woods, NH – Cold weather field training, including BoO set up, patient care and evacuation procedures in preparation for disaster response in austere winter conditions
• August 2007 Pandemic / HAZMAT Field training, Wilmington, MA – Pandemic – HAZMAT training in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the DelValle Institute. Set up a Large Scale Vaccination Clinic to support a Pandemic Incident. Enhance team’s knowledge and capabilities on the care and management of contaminated victims during a disaster response with Level C HAZMAT training.
• May 2007 Team Yankee, Westover Air Force Base, Chicopee, MA – Joint field training exercise with Region 1 National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) teams and the military. Set up Base of Operations (BoO) and coordinated with Aeromedical Evacuation Squadrons practicing triage, initial medical care, and preparation for aeromedical evacuation to staging facilities and further transportation on to definitive care facilities
• April 2007 Boston Marathon – Set up and operated three medical treatment areas along the marathon route
• March 2007 Winter Field Training, AMC Highland Center, Bretton Woods, NH – Cold weather field training, including BoO set up, patient care and evacuation procedures in preparation for disaster response in austere winter conditions
• May 2006 Field Training Exercise, Wilmington, MA – Set up a Base of Operation (BoO) and process team personnel through logistical and clinical stations. Simulated mock disaster and process moulaged victims through field hospital setting
• April 2006 Boston Marathon – Set up and operated two medical treatment areas along the marathon route
• February 2006 Winter Field Training, AMC Highland Center, Bretton Woods, NH – Cold weather field training, including BoO set up, patient care and evacuation procedures in preparation for disaster response in austere winter conditions
• June 2005 Spring Field Training, Bedford, MA – Set up a Base of Operation (BoO) and process team personnel through logistical and clinical stations. Simulated mock disaster and process moulaged victims through field hospital setting
• April 2005 Boston Marathon – Set up and operated two medical treatment areas along the marathon route
• September 2004 Nantucket Airport, Nantucket, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area to provide medical support to attendees at the Blue Angels air show
• June 2004 Summer Field Training, Westover Air Force Base, Chicopee, MA – In conjunction with the US Air Force, US ARMY Special Forces, and IMSuRT-E established a surgical Base of Operations (BoO) and conducted a two-day training evolution involving triage, simulated surgical treatment, safety and security with overseas responses and recovery and aeromedical evacuation of patients
• April 2004 Boston Marathon, Hopkinton, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area at start of marathon route
• October 2003 Fall Field Training, Boston, MA – In conjunction with the IMSuRT-E established a surgical Base of Operations (BoO) and conducted a two-day training evolution involving triage, simulated surgical treatment, and evacuation of patients
• May 2003 Summer Field Training, Bedford, MA – In conjunction with the IMSuRT-E established a surgical Base of Operations (BoO) and conducted a two-day training evolution involving triage, simulated surgical treatment, and evacuation of patients
• April 2003 Boston Marathon, Hopkinton, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area at start of marathon route
• October 2002 Fall Field Training, Bedford, MA – In conjunction with the IMSuRT-E established a surgical Base of Operations (BoO) and conducted a two-day training evolution involving triage, simulated surgical treatment, and evacuation of patients
• June 2002 Hanscom Air Show, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area to provide medical support to attendees at the Thunderbirds air show
• April 2002 Boston Marathon, Hopkinton, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area at start of marathon route
• June 2001 Field Training Exercise, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA – In conjunction with the Air Force’s Small, Portable, Aeromedical Rapid Response (SPEARR) team, IMSuRT-E established a surgical Base of Operations (BoO) and conducted a two-day training evolution involving triage, simulated surgical treatment, recovery and aeromedical evacuation of patients
• April 2001 Boston Marathon, Hopkinton, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area at start of marathon route
• July 2000 Sail Boston 2000, Boston, MA – Provided medical support to the City of Boston, Boston Emergency Medical Service during the Sail Boston events
• April 2000 Boston Marathon, Hopkinton, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area at start of marathon route
• April 2000 Patriot’s Day 2000, Lexington, MA – Provided medical support to the Town of Lexington during the 225th Anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Lexington and Concord
• April 1999 Boston Marathon, Hopkinton, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area at start of marathon route
• June 1998 Hanscom Air Show, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA – Working with Hanscom Clinic personnel, provide medical support for air show attendees
• April 1998 Boston Marathon, Hopkinton, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area at start of marathon route
• June 1997 Patriot MEDSTAR, Westover Air Force Base, Chicopee, MA – Joint field training exercise with Region 1 National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) teams and the military. Set up Base of Operations (BoO) and coordinated with Aeromedical Evacuation Squadrons practicing triage, initial medical care, and preparation for aeromedical evacuation to staging facilities and further transportation on to definitive care facilities
• June 1997 Hanscom Air Show, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area to provide medical support to attendees at the Thunderbirds air show
• April 1997 Boston Marathon, Hopkinton, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area at start of marathon route
• April 1996 Boston Marathon, Hopkinton, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area at start of marathon route
• July 1995 Patriot MEDSTAR, Westover Air Force Base, Chicopee, MA – Joint field training exercise with Region 1 National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) teams and the military. Set up Base of Operations (BoO) and coordinated with Aeromedical Evacuation Squadrons practicing triage, initial medical care, and preparation for aeromedical evacuation to staging facilities and further transportation on to definitive care facilities
• June 1995 Hanscom Air Show, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area to provide medical support to attendees at the Thunderbirds air show
• June 1993 Hanscom Air Show, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA – Set up and operated medical treatment area to provide medical support to attendees at the Thunderbirds air show
• July 1992 Sail Boston ’92 – Provided medical support to the City of Boston, Boston Emergency Medical Service during the Sail Boston events