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State Medical Assistance Team (SMAT) Initial Training Course (SMRS0001)

The State Medical Assistance Team (SMAT) Initial Training Course is required for all SMAT team members. This course is designed to meet guidelines established by the NC Office of Emergency Medical Services for the purpose of ensuring mission readiness, safety and team cohesiveness. Course participants must either be a current member of an SMAT Team or have successful course completion as a requirement prior to joining an SMAT Team. This course includes the following modules include:

Module 0: Introduction

Module1: Overview and History

Module 2: Responder Safety and Health

Module 3: Infection Control

Module4: All Hazards

Module 5: Communications

Module 6: Deployment Readiness

Module 7: Mass Casualty

Module 8: Hazardous Material

Module 9: Base Camp Operations


Every participant should dress appropriately for weather conditions and hands on activities during the set-up and take down of SMAT deployment tents. These activities may be inside and/or outside, weather and space dependent. Participants should also consider having appropriate footwear (no open toed shoes) and good fitting gloves to prevent injuries during set-up/take down operations.

Category/Level Intermediate  
Language English 
Date(s)  Tue. Aug 23, 2022 0800 
Wed. Aug 24, 2022 0800 
Location EHPC Regional Operations Center
224 Industrial Drive, Greenville NC 27834 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access Yes
Offered By Eastern Healthcare Preparedness Region 
Primary Instructor Starbuck, Chris 
Additional Instructors Cieszko, Chris E.   
Course Length  
Course Hours 16 
Award Credentials
Prerequisites ICS 100: Introduction to Incident Command ICS 200: Incident Command System ICS 700: National Incident Management System (NIMS) ICS 800: National Response Network VIPER Medical Communications Network Online Training
Equivalent Prerequisites
Target Audience Persons who are affiliated or who want to affiliate with an SMAT Team 
Maximum Participants 20
# Open Seats 14
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