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The National Disaster Medical System

NDMS Meet Our Responders

Many heroes work behind-the-scenes, using their skills to impact the lives of people who find themselves in dire circumstances. The heroes of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) are everyday people who do extraordinary work, stepping up as part of a team to provide care to people who are facing catastrophic hardships. Here are a few of their stories.

Bridget Pelaez Bridget Pelaez Nurse ParamedicTrauma and Critical Care Team
Jeff Hersh Jeff Hersh, MD Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine PhysicianDisaster Medical Assistance Team
Lynda Pacquette Lynda Pacquette ED/Trauma NurseDisaster Medical Assistance Team
Richard Stevens Richard Stevens, RN Flight NurseTrauma and Critical Care Team
Patricia Kauffman Patricia Kauffman, MD Forensic PathologistDisaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams
Bob Golden Bob Golden Chief Medical Forensic InvestigatorDisaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams
Bob Golden Don Hughes Fire ChiefDisaster Medical Assistance Team