Incident Medical Unit Subcommittee

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Mission Statement

The Incident Medical Unit Subcommittee provides leadership in all areas of medical response and services of wildland fire incident Medical Units, with the focus of modernizing and standardizing medical unit processes and capacity to rapidly assess, treat and/or transport sick and injured firefighters and incident support personnel.

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  • Modernize the incident medical organization to match Agency Administrator, incident responder expectations and operational needs. 
  • Develop and maintain wildland fire scope of practice for medical practitioners operating as a part of an incident Medical Unit.  
  • Address issuance of narcotics and providers across state lines, garnering support of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  
  • Establish and regularly update wildland fire incident position standards related MEDL. This includes an incident position description and position requirements for training, experience, physical fitness, and position currency.
  • Establish and regularly update training and performance support materials such as job aids, training courses, and position task books for MEDL.
  • Develop telemedicine standards and practices for incident Medical Units.  

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Alan Sinclair
NWCG Coordinator: 
Chris Marks
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