Drill: POSTPONED

RICHMOND — Due to the State of Emergency declared for the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, the National weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management have postponed the 2020 Virginia Statewide Tornado Drill that was previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 at 9:45 a.m. The National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management will work ... 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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The following resources are available for your situational awareness. Please check back for updates, information is regularly updated. State Resources: VDH Website (Virginia specific data) http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/ Letter from the State Health Commissioner - UPDATED 02/27 VHHA Information for Healthcare Hospital & Healthcare Webinar Slides Regional & District Epidemiologists Contact Information  National Resources: GIS Global Cases ... 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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Happy New Year! It's a fresh start, a new beginning, and we wanted to share some NSPA partner achievements with you! Nancy Harms, Director of Quality Improvement at the Virginia Veterans Care Center (VVCC) was recently nominated as a Point Click Care Champion. Point Click Care (PCC) is the Electronic Medical Record system VVCC uses ... Read more...

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NEW Proposal Requests for Coalition Projects

The Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance is currently seeking project proposals for the following: Five Year Strategic Plan | Proposal Details facilitation and composition of a strategic document Emergency Operations Plan Revision / Update | Proposal Details updating existing NSPA EOP Pediatric Disaster Annex | Proposal Details  facilitation and composition of the required annex NSPA EOP ... Read more...

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2019 Regional Emergency Management Summit

As emergencies and disasters are becoming more complex, the need for collaboration across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions is crucial. Learning how each group works and breaking the silos to collaborate in preparedness efforts will set the path for response and recovery efforts in the future. The Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance (NSPA) is partnering with The ... 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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