Disaster and Pandemic Preparedness
In a disaster or public health emergency, coordination among local public health departments, the medical community, and emergency management is vital. When a disaster or public health emergency strikes Dallas County, hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare agencies coordinate their responses through the Dallas Medical Operations Center (DMOC). DMOC is the official centralized coordinator of all medical responses in the event of a regional emergency. DMOC enables all responding agencies at the regional, state, and federal levels to report and share information regarding resources, supplies, volunteers and critical needs. By coordinating communications with all Dallas area physicians, DCMS is a key participant in DMOC by distributing up-to-date and accurate details of the emergency through website, faxes, email, and phone. DCMS also assists the local Medical Reserve Corps in recruiting and scheduling physician volunteers to be deployed at emergency shelters.
DCMS needs your help to build our team of volunteer physicians that will respond during a disaster or public health emergency. Only physicians who have signed up to volunteer with DCMS/Medical Reserve Corps will be allowed to volunteer at non-hospital official sites set up to assist those in need.
If you are interested in serving as an emergency response physician volunteer, complete this form
and fax back to 214-946-5805 or contact Jon Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org
DCMS and our community leaders greatly appreciate your willingness to serve in this vital capacity.
To contact us:
Jon R. Roth, MS, CAE
DCMS Executive Vice President/CEO