DMAT San Diego CA-4

A Level 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team.

affiliated with the National Disaster Medical System


Co-Sponsored by:

UCSD Medical Center, Dept. of Emergency Medicine

200 West Arbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92103-8676

Tel. 619-543-6216 Fax 619-543-3115

& International Relief Teams

3547 Caminito del Rio South, Suite C, San Diego, CA


DMAT CA-4 Information Line: 619-543-6216

eMail address of Newsletter Editor, Jake Jacoby:


July 2000 Newsletter

Volume 9, Number 7



Calendar/Upcoming events.................Page 1

Minutes, June meeting.............. Page 1

DMAT gets United Way recognition ...Page 2

New items that have arrived.............Page 2

Dues.............................................Page 2


Next CA-4 Team "Meeting." Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at 6:00 p.m.


Training Subject:

CA-4 Basic Load Familiarization and the New Inventory Plan.

Come see how the team Supply Chests are being loaded, and how you will find things in them.

Location: DMAT Operations Center

Address: 8540-B Production Avenue, SD

Future CA-4 Team Meetings and Training topics: Meetings held 4th Wednesday of month, except Nov. and Dec., when they are held third Wed. of month. Always call the Info Line if there is any question of possible changes, or to confirm.


Wednesday, August 23, 2000 @ 6:00 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000 @ 6:00 pm

Please mark these dates in your calendars now.

DMAT Information Booth at 2nd Annual UCSD Trauma Prevention Community Street Fair. Wednesday, July 12, 2000, from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm, outdoors on the Arbor Drive lawn, outside UCSD Medical Center-Hillcrest. Sign ups needed.


DMAT CA-4 personnel deployment, for Democratic National Convention, August 12-18, 2000. Sign-ups being taken at the June meeting.




DMAT San Diego CA-4: One of three teams Up First for the Western USA, October 2000




Minutes, June team meeting

Meeting called to order hours at the CA-4 Operations Center Briefing Room. Agendas were distributed.

The team was updated on the NDMS Bimonthly CDR's conference call. Minutes of that call will be eMailed out to members as a separate item.


Jake Jacoby updated the team on the fiscal picture for the team. We still are awaiting reimbursement from UCSD for the team expenses incurred prior to the commencement of the budget funding by the State. Thus we are still out around $8,000, and we expect to receive that shortly. We are also awaiting another $8,000. which was the NDMS budget for the team for training and maintenance, which has been funneled into an incorrect account, and is to be transferred from UCSD to CA4 shortly. Thus the DMAT CA-4 check book balance is still only a precarious $2300.


A substitute training session was held, due to cancellation of the scheduled topic. The Basic Load familiarization topic will be rescheduled for the July meeting. Instead, a presentation on the Standardized Emergency Management System ( SEMS) was given. It featured a videotape presentation on SEMS from the Public Safety officer viewpoint. Despite its focus, the tape presented an excellent overview of what SEMS is, and how it works. It demonstrated the organization of a field response, and how, if the event evolves from a single small event into a larger event, how easily it can be managed, as increased numbers of personnel and jurisdictions become involved. Only the first part of it could be shown, and the second part of it will be presented in the event of another speaker cancellation.





DMAT CA-4 Receives 1st-ever Check from United Way


Approximately three years ago, your team CDR inquired into whether our team could receive funds, since it had more of a generalized service mission than many of the agencies receiving United Way funding, and, as a unit operating under the MOU signed by UCSD Medical Center and covered by their tax deferred status, could receive donations. An official request was generated. United Way did investigate. That investigation apparently has taken over two years. During that time, your team commander has designated a portion of his United Way monthly donations to be designated to DMAT San Diego CA-4. Apparently, after all this time, the funds have finally been directed to our DMAT, thus establishing that this mechanism for raising funding for our DMAT works. Although the check of $287.64 is not a super large amount, it does establish a precedent for our receipt of funds in the future. So, if you are a United Way contributor and wish to, you may designate a portion of your United Way contributions to come to our DMAT, the next time you are given the opportunity to do so. For UCSD employees, who may choose among a number of separate, worthwhile designated UCSD and/or community groups, that opportunity comes around once a year during the annual institutional United Way drive. There is a pathway to write in worthwhile charitable agencies, and so since our DMAT is not listed in the preprinted list, it must be written in. Make sure you put in the accurate, complete name of the team: "DMAT SAN DIEGO CA-4." Wouldn't want any donations directed to us to go to any other DMAT.



New items that have arrived:

2 new shipping boxes, designated for use for Commo. These are Federal items, from NDMS, and came with slots already cut out and sized for the radios and rechargers.





Dues for the new DMAT fiscal year (July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001) are now due. It is still $20.00 for the year, if paid by Aug. 31st, but goes up $5.00/month for each month you are late, up to $40.00.


If you are unsure if you are paid up, call the Info Line to record your question and you should get an answer within 48 hrs.


Also, if you are not paid up for 1999-2000 and are in arrears, your dues is now $40., and will also increase by $5.00/per month, up to $60.00. If you are not paid up by that time, you will be dropped from the team. So call now if you are unsure of the amount to pay, or come to the next meeting and we can check the records.




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