September 2018 Overview

Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance Healthcare Tabletop Exercise Series From September 25-28, the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance (NSPA) hosted a healthcare table top exercise series. The TTX scenarios featured modules pertaining to evacuation, surge and the recovery for facilities based on both evacuation and surge. Over 350 individuals participated from 120 different organizations. These participants included ... Read more...

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Basic Disaster Life Support – December 11, 2017

Join the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance in partnership with Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital for BDLS. BDLS® is targeted to multiple disciplines including: emergency medical service (EMS) personnel, hazardous materials personnel, public safety and public health personnel, and healthcare providers. By teaching multiple disciplines simultaneously, a commonality of approach and language will develop, improving the care ... Read more...

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Disaster Recovery Workshop – November 30, 2017

Please join the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance on November 30th to learn about the long term recovery process as it relates to the healthcare infrastructure in Southwest Virginia. We will discuss local, state, and federal disaster declaration processes, public assistance eligibility, as well as recovery assistance for non-federal disasters and other key topics ... Read more...

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Leveraging Close-calls to Improve your Emergency Management Program

The nature of the preparedness world is one of close-calls, near-misses, fits, starts, and direct hits. Fortunately for all involved, we are not directly impacted by every threat that is forecast to come our way. Still, a comprehensive and forward-thinking emergency management program will not let a potential crisis go to waste.  Here are just ... Read more...

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Call for Virginia Preparedness Academy Session Applications

The following is from an email for immediate distribution from Betsy Marchant, VDH: This year’s Academy Planning Committee invites public health, healthcare, and emergency management professionals to showcase and share their best practice models, tools, or other resources that advance the field of public health preparedness.   Academy session application process Submit application via the form ... Read more...

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