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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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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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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