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(MEDCOM)

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BG Richard Waling
USAVR
MEDCOM Commander






Col Ronald Waling
USMCVR
MEDCOM Chief of Staff






CPT Khaled Onel
USAVR
MEDCOM G1



 
MISSION STATEMENT
To partner and/or assist as follows:

Natural Disasters occur continually around the world appearing daily in headlines. Therefore, emergency preparedness is a priority for leaders at every level of government accompanied by situational awareness. Today’s threats of man-made disasters such as terrorist attacks, civil unrest, arson and biological/chemical crisis abound globally.

The need for us to be prepared is obvious; preparedness goes beyond the First Aid Kit and a Flash Light.

MEDCOM recognizes this need. MEDCOM is committed to providing Basic and Advanced Training in standard Emergency Preparedness Procedures and Emergency Command Support. Being trained in CPR and First Aid is critical …you may be the EMERGENCY RESPONDER in your home, workplace or neighborhood should Emergency Services be delayed or unavailable.

MEDCOM training is designed to build confidence in our US Volunteers should Civil and/or Medical Emergencies occur.

MEDCOM recognizes the need for specialized use of our unique, military trained US Volunteers for domestic and foreign Emergency Response.

MEDCOM US Volunteers provide military based protection protocols for personal and/or Community needs. SAFETY is a priority.

MEDCOM trains and conducts actions using Strategic Level Operations methods; i.e., Plan before an operation or action for optimal success. This could be a simple single layered plan or a complex multi-layered plan. This also involves Tactical Operations, the ‘doing’ part. The Strategic Level of Operations Plan is the decision part of achieving a Project, the Goal(s). The Tactical Operations employed are therein defined.

• HUMANITARIAN AID.

MEDCOM addresses the Strategic Level of Operations for HUMANITARIAN AID. By UN estimates, one out of every 70 persons world-wide is in crisis; more than 68 million by conflicts.

• NATURAL DISASTERS.

MEDCOM addresses NATURAL DISASTERS in its Strategic Level of Operations planning recognizing that on average, 350 million are victims each year.

• MEDICAL RELIEF DISASTERS.

MEDCOM US Volunteer Teams can assist in providing medical care to Communities. That includes hygiene, dental, medicine and medical training.

• EMERGENCY FOOD AID.

MEDCOM recognizes the need to assist Communities to solve their food shortages. US Volunteers assist in creating Community manageable food sources while providing an immediate source of nourishment to those in need throughout the crisis.

• FUNDING.

MEDCOM is aware that funds are scarce. As a Volunteer Organization, raising funds requires a creative approach. To render help to large-scale emergency operations, MEDCOM is earnest in being well trained and properly equipped insuring that together with Community-wide financial assistance, the US Volunteers of MEDCOM shall be a part of the solution working with Government Agencies at every level participating in mitigation, preparedness, response/recovery and research and development in all operations.

MEDCOM ultimately strives to assist in keeping our Communities safe and secure during any emergency.
 
EVENTS
 
 
 
 
MEDICAL ALERT TO ALL US VOLUNTEERS
7 March 2020
To: Commander USV-JSC
Subject: Corona Virus

There is national concern about the possible morbidity and mortality related to this viral infection. The virus originated in china. In January, the disease was carried over to the USA by infected persons. The Seattle area has been a focal point for the infection with most mortality noted in the Northwest area. Other areas of America and the World have also documented cases of this viral infection. The Elderly seem most at risk. But everyone is at risk of infection of becoming infected, ill, and infecting others.

It is recommended that travel to abroad should be delayed until the infection has run its course probably the next 30-60 days. Anyone traveling overseas should self “quarantine”. This means that you should not visit family (especially the young and elderly) or attend gathering/ social events for a period of 2 weeks. Incubation time is about 14 days. This is the time when you could be infective but not yet be symptomatic.

It is also recommended by MRC Command that you limit your outside activities in general over the next 30 days (more if situation warrants it). Limit attending places where you would be in proximity 6 feet or less to others who may be infected. The principle is to break the infection cycle. If you are sick i.e. fever, chills, rash, cough, or respiratory (lung) infection symptoms, you should not go to work (with your employer’s permission) unless critical to the job site.

You can get infection from being “coughed” on by an infected person (obviously). But the greatest risk of acquiring disease is from touching infected surfaces and transferring the disease by your hand to your nose or mouth. Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer is highly recommended. Face mask purchased at the store (not medical) will not filter the virus. But are still helpful in controlling droplets from your nose reaching the areas and people around you and in keeping you from touching your nose with an infected hand.

BOOTS ON GRAVES
Dr. David Schirle
BG, USAVR, USV-JSC
SOECOM & MRC Commanding
(206) 658-5572
 
 
State of Emergency Command (SOECOM) is responsible for carrying out the principles of emergency preparedness and emergency management, or disaster management functions at a strategic level during an emergency.
MERT TRAINING AT COMMANDERS' CONFERENCE 2018, ONTARIO, CA.