To provide expert, tailored Public Health and Veterinary support during regional and domestic emergencies, civil-military cooperative assistance, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance operations in the Pacific Theater.
The Special Medical Response Capability-Public Health (SMRC-PH) Team can deploy year round to respond and assist with humanitarian disaster relief.
SMRC-PH subject matter experts provide consequence management support through the following public and environmental health and engineering activities using detection, surveillance, and monitoring instrumentation on site, reach back laboratory sample analysis, and professional judgment:
· Health Hazard Identification
· Veterinary Support and Consultation
· Health Risk Assessment and Consultation
· Environmental Health Surveillance
· Public Health Hazard Control Planning
· Re-entry and Restoration Guidance
Field Analysis: Perform field analysis of disease transmission vectors; environmental toxins; production and manufacturing facilities, nuclear reactors, or other industrial operations; and potential CBRNE hazards.
Consultation: Provide medical threat information and characterize the health risk to affected populations.
Provide guidance to local health authorities on surveying, monitoring, evaluating, and controlling health hazards relative to naturally occurring and man-made disasters.
Assist local health authorities in surveying, monitoring, evaluating, and controlling health hazards relative to naturally occurring and man-made disasters.
Assess the degree of existing destruction and/or impending risk and to determine recommended follow-on actions relative to animal health and food safety.
Veterinary Services: Provides veterinary care for military search-and-rescue dogs. When authorized, it also provides care to other governmental and nongovernmental agency animals participating in the operation.
Provide limited triage and emergency treatment of injured animals, including life saving emergency procedures.