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NC RACs: An EM Partner in
Disaster Response
Dale Hill, EMT-P
CapRAC Coordinator
Manager, Emergency Services Institute
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
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What is a RAC?
• Regional Advisory Committee
• Trauma center is the lead hospital
– Provides structure for regional trauma care
improvement & injury prevention
– Now serves as mechanism for regional disaster
• Disaster Preparedness Coordination
• Regional ASPR grant
• SMAT II program
Regional Advisory Committees (RACs)
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RAC Listing
Mountain Area Trauma RAC (Mission)
Metrolina Trauma Adv. Com. (Carolinas Med. Ctr.)
Triad RAC (Cone/WFU Baptist)
Southeastern Trauma RAC (New Hanover)
Eastern RAC (Pitt)
Duke RAC (Duke)
MidCarolina Trauma RAC (UNC)
Capital RAC (WakeMed Raleigh Campus)
Indicates a Level I or II Trauma Center
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Franklin Regional Medical Center
Franklin County ES
WakeMed Raleigh
WakeMed Cary
WakeMed North
WakeMed Apex
Wake County ES
Holly Hill Hospital
NC Baptist Men MRC
Johnston Medical Center
Johnston Medical Center Clayton
Johnston County ES
Central Carolina Hospital
Central Carolina ALS
Lee County ES
Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital
Harnett County ES
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State Medical Response System
• Addresses federal Emergency
Service Function (ESF)-8
• Coordinated by the NC Office of
EMS, through Regional Advisory
Committees (RACs)
• Includes State Medical
Assistance Teams (SMATs) &
Medical Reserve Corps
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The Role of the RAC
• Program administration
Data collection & reporting
Financial management
Healthcare response planning & education
Funding source identification & grant writing
Donation management
• Medical materials management
– Preventive maintenance & repair of equipment
– Equipment & supply recommendations
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The Role of the RAC
• Education & training
• Mission support
Security & safety
Fleet management
Epidemiological support
Regional ICS
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SMAT Program
• Mission
To provide access to medical care to all citizens
before, during, or after natural or man-made
• Goal
To provide medical surge capacity for the
provision of medical personnel, medical product,
pharmaceuticals, and physical plant for triage,
treatment, tracking, and transport of patients
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SMAT Program Design
• Concept based on mobile medical care
• Three-tiered system
• Signed MOU with OEMS
• Assets owned by Lead RAC hospital &
staffed from within the region
• Responsibility of administrative team for
recruitment & training
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Deployed M8 System
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Deployed M8 System
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Deployed M8 System
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Medical Personnel
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Physical Plant
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SMAT 800
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Triad RAC
SMAT 500
SMAT 800
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Other Assets
• Pharmacy Trailer
– One of two in the state
– Includes compounding, packaging & dispensing
• Medical Support Shelter trailer
– Bedding & medical supplies for 80 patients
• Mission Support Truck
• Additional trailers
– Decontamination
– Medical supplies & equipment
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Mission Support Vehicle
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Pharmaceutical Trailer
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Partner Support
• Identification & support of regional assets
– Medical surge assets
• Telemetry
• Surge cases
– Inventory systems
– Mass fatality management
– Patient evacuation & movement
• Local mass-gathering support
– Community celebrations
– Local festivals
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Education & Training
• Local, regional & state training programs
– Project –specific (radiation monitoring)
– Regional (Rural trauma, SMAT & mass care)
– State (mass fatality, ICS & HSEEP)
• Exercise development & support
– Local, regional & state exercises
• Save Swoops
• Mass casualty exercises (Campbell University)
– Project MoVES
– Patient simulation
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• HPC notified
• Team Notified through ServNC
• Team prepares for deployment
• ICS established
– Command staff identified
– Chain-of-command followed
• Team members fill roles as identified by
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Team Structure
• SMAT Coordinator / Team Commander
– Team Leadership
• Assigned team Leaders
– Approx 20-25 members per team
• Trained Command staff
– ICS 200, 300, 400
– Specific courses such as logistic chief, planning
chief etc
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Event Response
Hurricane Katrina
EQ chemical fire
Hurricane Irene
Harnett County PH flooding
Mule Days
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What Can the RACs do for You?
• Healthcare preparedness & response
– Can “speak the language”
– Regional healthcare coordination
– Mass gathering support
• Healthcare medical product
• Temporary healthcare facilities
– Western Shelter systems
– Specialty trailers
• Networking
– Connections with regional, state & national
healthcare organizations
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