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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Coalition Workgroups

This year healthcare coalition growth will center around workgroups. Stemming from a discussion in previous coalition meetings, it was recognized that many organizations have similar requirements and are seeking an opportunity to further collaborate for the sake of regional preparedness. NSPA has established four different workgroups so far. Take a look at each group and ... Read more...

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NEW! Catastrophic Surge & Evacuation Project

As part of our efforts in January 2019, the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance applied for an additional funding opportunity available from the Virginia Department of Health. I am pleased to announce that NSPA was selected for this opportunity to conduct a Regional Catastrophic Surge Capacity and Evacuations Needs Assessment project within acute care and critical ... Read more...

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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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