Mid-America Regional Council Emergency Rescue Committee (MARCER)
The MARCER committee promotes regional coordination and cooperation in emergency pre-hospital care for metropolitan Kansas City.
MARCER is composed of professionals in the emergency medical services (EMS) community. Members include state-licensed emergency ambulance services and other EMS providers, as well as representatives from area hospitals, emergency room nurse managers, the Heart of America Metro Fire Chiefs Council and Kansas and Missouri Hospital Associations. <Download MARCER’s Bylaws>
Through MARCER, members come together to:
- Find solutions to common problems to ensure the highest quality of pre-hospital care throughout the region
- Influence decisions impacting the EMS profession
- Track and influence state legislation
- Maximize local and regional pre-hospital EMS resources through such means as cooperative purchasing
- Coordinate communications between EMS personnel and hospitals through the Kansas City area Med Channel system and an internet-based EMSystem
- Research “technology options” for improvements to pre-hospital care
- Ensure that local agencies are prepared to respond to multi-casualty incidents and those involving weapons of mass destruction
Time Critical Diagnosis Plan Approved
New Paramedic Scholarship Program
The MARCER Paramedic Scholarship Program will annually award seven scholarships of $1,000 each to deserving residents or non-residents that are employees of EMS agencies of Cass,Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.
Ambulance Diversion Plan updated
MARCER has published an updated version of the ambulance diversion plan. The revised plan includes changes to the hospital catchement areas used to manage ambulance diversion. More»
Current projects and programs:
Chair: Ben Chlapek, Deputy Chief, Central Jackson County Fire Protection District
Vice-Chair: Brad Mason, Division Chief, Johnson County Med-Act
Dan Manley, 816/701-8209
Tanya Kraatz, 816/701-8342
Regular meetings are held on the third Friday of each month at 9 a.m.
All meetings are listed on the emergency services calendar and are open to the public.