The Emergency and Medical Response Team (EMRT)

A First Aid and Basic Emergency Team for the Memphis Muslim Community

Why Have an EMRT ?

  • Heart Attacks are the leading cause of death in the US today.
  • Proper Administration of CPR and AED shocks improves chances of surviving an out of hospital cardiac arrest.
  • Chances of survival decrease 7-10% with every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation
  • Sudden cardiac arrest can happen in any age group
  • Medical emergencies and urgent medical conditions can happen at any time, any place, and to any person
  • To be prepared · Learn more: Project ADAM:

What is the EMRT and what will it do ?

  • A first aid response team specifically trained and equipped to handle certain medical emergencies within the scope of its training and practice at a first aid level up to the level of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and HeartSaver programs with advanced care being deferred to EMS upon arrival of EMS at the scene.
  • Provide basic first aid at large Muslim gathers/events, all masajid, and PVS (each organization will have its own team)
  • Educate fellow Muslims and the community about first aid, health, and safety
  • In the future, provide CPR and first aid courses regularly
  • Where will the EMRT be and when will the team be needed ?
  • At all Masajid and PVS in Memphis during Ramadan/iftar/taraweeh, Jumuah prayer
  • At all large Muslim gatherings/events (for example, Eid prayer, Muslim MEMFest)

How can I join ?

  • Simply sign up and attend the requisite courses!
  • Continue to be an active participant and ambassador for the team and for the Muslim community!