New “RAD” Workgroup

NSPA will soon begin the process of drafting our Radiological Surge Annex as part of our regional EOP. We are currently seeking individuals to serve on the Radiological Workgroup to help with providing accurate information, input, and insight from our regional partners. If you have a strong knowledge base or strong interest in this specific area ... Read more...

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Integrated Preparedness Workshop

Join us on Monday, February 13th, at the Vinton War Memorial for an engaging afternoon discussing pediatric emergency response. In this Integrated Preparedness Workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss a scenario and engage in an intuitive response to help us determine regional capabilities, capacity, and resources. This workshop is open to any organization ... Read more...

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Course Announcement

Did you know a 2010 report by the National Commission on Children and Disasters identified a training gap for emergency responders, first receivers, and emergency management personnel that reduced their effectiveness in responding to pediatric patients and their unique needs/considerations? If you work with pediatric patients in any capacity, this course is for you! Join us ... Read more...

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VHASS Office Hours

Starting on Monday, October 24th NSPA will be hosting a virtual VHASS Office Hours to answer any specific questions you may have about the Virginia Healthcare Alerting and Status System (VHASS). VHASS is used by healthcare interests across the State to communicate issues relating to emergency management. It is imperative that each healthcare organization have ... Read more...

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2022 Fall Exercise Series

  FaceSheet: a letter to assist CMS Surveyors, Facility Staff, and Leadership with your organization's participation in the exercise series Letter of Support: a letter showing your participation with your local healthcare coalition Tabletop Exercise After Action Report (AAR): documentation completed by your organization that summarizes key information and facility-specific lessons learned, as well as improvement ... Read more...

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Active Aggressor Workshop

In August, we hosted an Active Aggressor Workshop in lieu of our regularly scheduled coalition meeitng. In coordination with the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) we are brought an active aggressor/active threat/ active shooter emergency preparedness workshop tailored for our healthcare partners. Participants  had engaging discussions about active aggressors within ... Read more...

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We’re Back In-Person

You're invited to join us in person or virtually for July's Coalition Business Meeting. As a partner of the Coalition, we encourage all members to attend each of our coalition meetings. However, if you have a signed agreement with the Coalition, a Hospital MOU or a letter of support, you are encouraged to attend all ... Read more...

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