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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Thursday, September 27, 2001

The September 11th attack
Hawai'i disaster assistance team to aid rescue workers

Advertiser Staff

Members of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team, Hawai'i, are preparing to deploy to New York to treat rescue workers at the site of the former World Trade Center.

The 44-person medical team will head for New York in November to provide aid to thousands of rescue workers.

Maui DMAT member Satoshi Manabe left yesterday for a two-week rotation. Manabe is a computer and radio operator and he will help coordinate communications at the site.

The Disaster Medical Assistance Team is a branch of the National Disaster Medical System, a federally coordinated program under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. DMAT groups consist of medical and support personnel that provide emergency medical care during a disaster or other unusual event.