Where do I send my application?
your application to the Administrative Officer at enclosed
How does the application process work?
Once the Team
Commander receives your application, it
will be examined to see if you meet the
requirements for a specific position
(e.g. forensic dentist, medical
investigator, etc.). The application
will also be examined to see if it meets
all NDMS requirements for completeness.
Then, it will be sent to NDMS for
processing. Once this is complete, the
Team Commander or Administrative Officer
will be notified about your status. Each
federal position is tied to a specific
hourly wage that you will be paid while
How long does it take to become a DMORT
It can take up
to one year to become a member. The
process is long, so please be patient.
If you have an email address, you will
be added to the Regional list upon
receipt of your application by the
How will I know when I become a member?
receive a DMORT Identification card in
the mail from the Team Commander or
How will I receive information about
method of communication is via email.
Email allows for timeliness and rapid
response, and the interactive nature of
email is beneficial. Given the number of
team members and the cost of preparing
mailings, email is the most efficient
and reliable way to communicate.
Does DMORT require a uniform?
There is a
standard DMORT uniform of khaki BDUs.
Specific patches are required for the
uniform. Uniforms are purchased by each
team member. More information on
uniforms will be provided once you
become a team member.
What do I do when a disaster happens in
Stay abreast of information from
news sources. Be sure to note the type
of disaster (flood, hurricane, aircraft
accident, etc), the location, the number
of deceased, and the weather. DMORT
usually receives a preliminary notice a
few hours following the disaster. At
this point, you may be called to check
your availability for deployment. Once
an assessment of the disaster has been
made by federal authorities, the Team
Commander will be informed about the
number and type of team members needed.
At this point, you may receive a call
officially deploying you. You will then
receive a call from the NDMS to arrange
your travel to the disaster site. It
usually takes the DMORT team from 24 to
48 hours to arrive on site and begin the
How long does deployment last?
ask for a two week commitment, but this
is dependent on the disaster.
What should I tell my employer?
It is the responsibility of the team
member to speak with their employer in
advance about their desire to become a
DMORT member. There should be a
understanding by the employer that you
may be called at short notice and be
gone for up to two weeks. Although DMORT
will pay you a federal salary based on
your DMORT position, we cannot reimburse
your employer for your time. You need to
arrange with your employer any aspects
of your service with DMORT.
Who can I call with questions?
the Team Commander, Deputy Commander, or