Welcome to Down East Emergency Medicine Institute (DEEMI). Thanks to our dozens of volunteers, we offer our services at no cost. Our goal is to improve Medevac techniques and Search and Rescue in the State of Maine and the New England region.


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Each month we highlight one of DEEMI’s section units.

This month – HMMWV – High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles “humvee”

critical piece of our overall operations is our HMMWV section. We currently have five vehicles – two of which are full SAR mission ready and a third is currently being outfitted for equal SAR missions. We are frequently resetting the gear – checking inventory, expiration dates, etc. so that when called upon, we can respond with full availability of latest SAR gear. All HMMWVs are equipped with over 500 pieces of gear, a stokes basket for transporting injured persons, various medical gear, food rations, winter survival gear, Steiner 10×50 binoculars, 5W portable radios, HiViz clothing and appropriate PPE. Two of our vehicles are outfitted with FLIR infrared vision cameras.

Other section units include Fixed Wing (aircraft), Rotary Wing (helicopter), UAV (drones) and IT/R&D.

For information regarding current, recent and past searches, see DEEMI’s Search and Rescue page HERE and for other Searches in ME, NH and VT being conducted by other dedicated agencies and organizations see HERE .

–> Watch our featured video, professionally produced by DJI  to learn much more about DEEMI’s mission and the people we serve. -video link-



Watch the FEATURED VIDEO below by DJI  to learn more about

DEEMI’s mission and the people we serve.