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Global Emergency Resources Partners with the Northern New England Metropolitan Medical Response System


Augusta, GA, May 25, 2006

Global Emergency Resources LLC (GER) has announced that it is joining the Northern New England Metropolitan Medical Response System (NNE MMRS) in the ongoing effort to develop a community-based surge capacity model of mass casualty care.

Included in this community-based approach to surge capacity are Alternative Care Facilities (ACFs), Acute Care Centers (ACCs), and other buildings of opportunity. These facilities can be equipped, and staffed specifically to provide inpatient medical services for those affected by a mass casualty event, such as an incident involving a biological weapon of mass destruction (WMD), though not all of them normally provide a medical function. The new partnership will allow the community surge planning process to benefit from GER’s experience and technologies, including its web-enabled situational awareness application, HC StandardTM.

According to Director of Sales and Marketing, Mark Goodell, this teaming is a natural fit: “HC Standard was conceived and created to meet exactly the kinds of challenges inherent in tracking and managing the status and capabilities of multiple geographically dispersed surge facilities. The NNE MMRS is a vital partner with GER, and was a key contributor in the initial development of the HC Standard product. This partnership is certain to be extremely fruitful in helping medical professionals better prepare for any emergency that might arise.”

The Northern New England Metropolitan Medical Response System ( ) -- which covers New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine -- is the only MMRS among the more than 120 now in place or in development in the United States to build a system for a multi-state region. It is also the only MMRS to focus on a predominantly rural area. The Program Director is Dr. Robert M. Gougelet, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Gougelet, who also serves as Medical Director for Disaster Response at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Program Director of the New England Center for Emergency Preparedness (NECEP), is an innovator in the use of technology to improve the quality of healthcare. This surge capacity planning model greatly benefits all member states in the NNE MMRS region.

Global Emergency Resources offers products and services that are designed to improve the readiness and availability of critical business resources and key personnel. GER has direct, proven expertise in the Healthcare, Information Technology, Aviation, Emergency Operations, Security, Safety, Public Health, and Business Continuity markets. They help communities, government agencies, and independent companies protect, deploy, and recover their most vital assets during any emergency. More information about Global Emergency Resources, “HC StandardTM”, and other GER products and services is available at


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