MEMS Workbook and Tools

Modular Emergency Medical System (MEMS)
The MEMS is comprised of contingency medical modules as well as community outreach that can perform a wide array of medical functions that are needed to cope with massive numbers of casualties. 

See MEMS Page for additional information


Regional Response System (RRS)
The RRS is comprised of existing and contingency response elements that are needed to cope with all aspects of a catastrophic emergency. The Modular Emergency Medical System (MEMS) is a key component of the RRS. As the elements of the RRS are planned and implemented by communities throughout a state, a robust and flexible contingency response capability will form. 

See RRS Page for additional information


Resource Requirements Allocation Model (RRAM)
The RRAM models are tools to assist in planning for and responding to an influenza pandemic. It is based on the Regional Response System (RRS) and its key component, the Modular Emergency Medical System (MEMS). The model provides plausible estimates of casualties (ill people) and associated response resources needed to cope with the casualties. 

See RRAM Page for additional information


Application
To implement the MEMS and RRS throughout New Hampshire the state first divided itself into All Health Hazards Regions and then established coordinating committees to oversee regional preparations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided a grant to New Hampshire for detailed planning to respond to an influenza pandemic. The MEMS and RRS were assessed and tailored to this disaster.

To plan and to prepare for catastrophic emergencies regions need to identify contingency resources that could be mobilized when needed. Methods to identify these of resources were developed and tested during the CDC influenza project.