INEM integrates Portuguese relief troops into Canada


The National Institute of Medical Emergencies (INEM) is part of the Joint Operations Force (FOCON) that Portugal will deploy in the coming days on a mission to support operations to combat the forest fires that are ravaging the North American country. The INEM team consists of 7 professionals and its main mission is to provide medical support to FOCON operators.

The Portuguese mission includes professionals from the National Authority for Emergency and Civilian Protection (ANEPC), the Emergency, Protection and Assistance Unit (UEPS) of the National Republican Guard, the Institute for Nature Conservation and Forestry (ICNF) and INEM.

This mission stemmed from a Canadian request for international assistance, with a Portuguese response as part of the European Civil Protection Mechanism.

The INEM team consists of Pt EMT (Portuguese Emergency Medical Team), a WHO (World Health Organization) certified structure. Consists of 2 Doctors, 2 Nurses and 2 Pre-Hospital Emergency Technicians (TEPH) and 1 Logistics (GLO). The team will have all the necessary clinical equipment and materials to guarantee different medical support in terms of Continuing Life Support and Continuing Trauma Life Support.

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