BDLS Courses 2019

The Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance Training Center has had a very busy week of training! We delivered three separate Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) courses, which were held in Christiansburg, Martinsville and Lynchburg, respectively. In all, we provided this training to a total of 61 participants across the region! BDLS® is targeted to multiple disciplines ... Read more...

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Next Coalition Meeting: February 21, 2019

We invite you to attend our Coalition Meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 2:00-4:00pm. Our guest speaker will be Paige Bordwine, Epidemiologist for the Virginia Department of Health. She will be covering: An Overview of Hepatitis A Hepatitis A Vaccination Information Hepatitis A in Southwest Virginia & boarder states Suggestions for healthcare preparedness associated ... Read more...

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Member Spotlight: Allan Belcher

NSPA has had the privilege of working with Allan Belcher, Director of Ambassador Services at Centra Health. His responsibilities include: Centra’s Ground Transport services, Centra One medevac program, in-hospital patient transporters and greeters, valet services and co-director of Centra’s call center! He has served two consecutive terms on the Board of Directors for NSPA, and ... Read more...

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Emergency Preparedness Seminar

On December 13, 2018, the city of Roanoke hosted their 2nd Emergency Preparedness Seminar. Businesses throughout the area gathered to learn about opportunities for their organization. Marci Stone, Emergency Manager for the city of Roanoke, invited Emergency Management personnel to speak on business preparedness and continuity training. A variety subjects were discussed, from active shooter ... Read more...

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