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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BDLS Courses 2019

The Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance Training Center has had a very busy week of training! We delivered three separate Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) courses, which were held in Christiansburg, Martinsville and Lynchburg, respectively. In all, we provided this training to a total of 61 participants across the region! BDLS® is targeted to multiple disciplines ... Read more...

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Member Spotlight: Allan Belcher

NSPA has had the privilege of working with Allan Belcher, Director of Ambassador Services at Centra Health. His responsibilities include: Centra’s Ground Transport services, Centra One medevac program, in-hospital patient transporters and greeters, valet services and co-director of Centra’s call center! He has served two consecutive terms on the Board of Directors for NSPA, and ... Read more...

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