C.H.E.C

As the fiscal year comes to an end, the newly re-opened Training Center is getting a few more preparedness courses in. The last two months, students from across the State attended the Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator courses. The program is broken down into two sections, Basic & Advanced. Where participants learn a variety of concepts, ... Read more...

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Disaster Training coming to Danville

Basic Disaster Life Support - April 28, 2021 a course targeted to multiple disciplines including EMS, fire, law enforcement hazardous materials, public safety, public health, healthcare providers, and more. By teaching multiple disciplines simultaneously, a commonality of approach and language will develop, improving the care and coordination of response to various types of disasters and ... Read more...

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Public Information Officer Training Course

 FEMA Advanced Public Information Officer (PIO) Training Opportunity- VIRTUAL offering!! If you are a Public Information Officer for your organization or you have communication responsibilities this course is for you. This course is designed to provide PIO's with essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to support proper decision making by delivering the right message, to the ... Read more...

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CHEC Course 2021

It's official, the Training Center has reopened for business. NSPA will be bringing a Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator (CHEC) course to the area this spring! For those of you that are not familiar with this Course, it provides healthcare personnel with the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to respond to any emergency event including natural ... Read more...

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Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Tabletop Exercise 2020

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will be conducting their Tabletop Exercise (TTX) on Thursday, October 8, 2020, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. By federal law, the Airport must fully review the Airport Emergency Plan (AEP), to include mutual aid agreements and jurisdictional responsibilities. In efforts to better serve the community and to limit the amount of resources ... Read more...

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July 16th Coalition Meeting

This month we will be hosting Frank D. Goodwin, Director at Mid-State Safety! Frank will be providing information on respiratory protection programs! His presentation is jam-packed with information and everything mentioned is listed below as a resource tool for you and your team. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ RPP Program Presentation Materials Meet Frank Presentation Slides COVID-19 OSHA Checklist ... Read more...

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15 Minutes til 50 Patients

On Thursday, February 20th at 2:00pm NSPA Members had the pleasure of speaking with, Christoper Riccardi, CHSP, CHEP; Business Continutiy Manager at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Riccardi introduced the concept of "15 'til 50;" how hospital staff can recieve 50 or more patients within 15 minutes of notification of a mass casulaty incident (MCI). ... Read more...

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Multi-Agency, Multi-Hazard Full Scale Exercise

On Friday, Sept. 6th, several NSPA regional healthcare coalition partners participated in a Multi-Agency Multi-Hazard Full Scale Exercise sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, held in the Roanoke Industrial Center. Participants included local, state and federal partners.  Participating hospitals received 40 mock-patients in total; requiring decontamination and medical treatment from a simulated aircraft crash breaching ... Read more...

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