Roanoke City Public Schools Active Threat Exercise

“Having a working relationship with NSPA prior to a disaster is critical. Knowing NSPA staff and the resource capabilities of the agency is important to insure emergency responders are able to provide services when supplies, equipment and personnel may be limited.” – Marci Stone, Deputy Chief of Roanoke Fire-EMS NSPA was invited to be a ... Read more...

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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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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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