The Bainbridge Island Emergency Medical Responders (BIEMRs) team was founded in the fall of 2017. Members are volunteers who successfully complete the Wilderness First Responder one-week hybrid course taught by Remote Medical International through a special arrangement with the City of Bainbridge Island.
Our mission is to provide emergency medical care to people on Bainbridge during a large-scale crisis. Our volunteer team is trained by Remote Medical International and certified as Wilderness First Responders.
During a disaster and after ensuring the safety of their families and neighbors, BIEMRs will report to the numerous emergency hubs throughout the Island. Citizens who need medical assistance may seek help at the nearest hub. Ideally, there will be a hub within 2 miles of every Island residence.
Those needing additional help will eventually be transported from the hub to the next level of care, such as local clinics or regional hospitals.
The BIEMR Team is also available to provide medical care for local events, such as concerts and races. Volunteering for events helps keep our skills sharp. To request BIEMR participation at your event, contact us.
To get information about future WFR certification training through the City of Bainbridge Island, contact us.