Emergency medical services


MARCER members come together to: 

  • Work cooperatively to ensure the highest quality pre-hospital care throughout the region. 
  • Help emergency medical service agencies save money through cooperative purchasing agreements. 
  • Provide guidelines for time-critical diagnoses. 
  • Coordinate communications between emergency medical service agencies and hospitals. 
  • Prepare to respond to mass casualty events. 
  • Track and inform state legislation. 
  • Recruit paramedics and EMTs to region. 

Kansas City Mortuary Operational Response Group (KCRMORG)

The Kansas City Mortuary Operational Response Group (KCRMORG) provides the personnel and resources to facilitate an organized and effective response to mass fatality events.  The KCRMORG uses regional personnel, resources and capabilities to recover, transport, process and identify decedents in the event of a mass fatality event occurring in the nine-county Kansas City metropolitan area. 

KCRMORG can operate throughout the nine-county Kansas City metropolitan area, at the request of the local medical examiner or coroner, and may also operate throughout the state of Missouri if requested and available. Standard Operating Procedures are used by all KCRMORG members at the disaster site(s), incident examination center(s), incident morgue(s), fatality collection center(s), fatality transfer center(s), and all other facilities established for a specific incident or mission for the purpose of mass fatality management, support or coordination.