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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Statewide Hurricane Drill

It’s officially hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1st and runs through November. The Regional Healthcare Coordination Center (RHCC) will be participating in the Statewide Hurricane Drill on Thursday, June 3rd at 9:00 am. If your organization would like to use this opportunity to exercise some of your plans/policies please feel free to ... Read more...

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Nominations Are Open

It's that time of year again, we are officially collecting nominations for the 2021 Excellence in Healthcare Emergency Management Awards. Every year we take a moment to recognize 4 different individuals and partners within the NSPA Community. Regionally we reach approximately 960,000 individuals, cover 7,600 square miles, 16 counties, 7 cities, 5 public health districts, ... 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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Pediatric Disaster Response Training Course

This year the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance (NSPA) is focusing on better preparing the Region for pediatric disasters. Along with a NEW Pediatric Annex to the Mass Casualty Surge plan, the Coalition will be offering Pediatric Disaster Response & Emergency Preparedness Course (MGT-439)! Registration Now Open, CLICK HERE! A 2010 report by the National Commission ... 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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