Emergency Medical Pack


A ruggedized, specially designed pack, filled with medical supplies to help address community health needs in an emergency. Each pack contains supplies and equipment to meet a variety of prevalent disaster-related medical issues, including infection control, diagnostics, trauma care, and personal protection tools.

Purpose Built

Direct Relief designed the Emergency Medical Pack with input from emergency physicians and public health officials to better meet the demands of first responders, street medicine teams and other mobile healthcare providers working to care for vulnerable people. Learn More

A volunteer carrying a Direct Relief Emergency Medical Backpack on January 19, 2018, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Photo by Rajib Dhar for Direct Relief)

Responding to World’s Biggest Crises

From the Rohingya Refugee Crisis to Hurricane Maria, Direct Relief’s Emergency Medical Backpacks have been used by first responders to treat patients, wherever they are.

Medical staff unpack an Emergency Medical Backpack in a children’s library that was transformed into a small but comprehensive medical clinic Tuesday in Coamo, Puerto Rico. (Lara Cooper/Direct Relief)

First Responder Ready

Developed, designed, and field tested specifically for Medical Reserve Corps members, the packs ensure MRC volunteers have immediate access to appropriate, standardized gear when activated and deployed in emergencies.

Costa Salud Hospital staff inspect Emergency fMedical Packs delivered by Direct Relief personnel following the path of Hurricane Maria through Puerto Rico.
(Photo by Angel Valentin/Freelance)

The Highest Standards of Care

Direct Relief’s Medical Backpacks have been awarded by the Office of U.S. Surgeon General and formally adopted as the standard within the State of California by the Emergency Medical Services Authority.

What’s Inside?

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