C.H.E.C

As the fiscal year comes to an end, the newly re-opened Training Center is getting a few more preparedness courses in. The last two months, students from across the State attended the Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator courses. The program is broken down into two sections, Basic & Advanced. Where participants learn a variety of concepts, ... Read more...

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Statewide Hurricane Drill

It’s officially hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1st and runs through November. The Regional Healthcare Coordination Center (RHCC) will be participating in the Statewide Hurricane Drill on Thursday, June 3rd at 9:00 am. If your organization would like to use this opportunity to exercise some of your plans/policies please feel free to ... Read more...

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Nominations Are Open

It's that time of year again, we are officially collecting nominations for the 2021 Excellence in Healthcare Emergency Management Awards. Every year we take a moment to recognize 4 different individuals and partners within the NSPA Community. Regionally we reach approximately 960,000 individuals, cover 7,600 square miles, 16 counties, 7 cities, 5 public health districts, ... Read more...

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Western Virginia EMS Council Welcomes New Director

In March, Western Virginia Emergency Medical Services (WVEMS) welcomed Steve Simon as the NEW Executive Director. Steve started in Fire-EMS in 1986 as a volunteer in Prince William County and just recently retired as the Chief of Fire-Rescue of Roanoke County. After a 35-year career with the last 27 being with Roanoke County and rising ... Read more...

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Disaster Training coming to Danville

Basic Disaster Life Support - April 28, 2021 a course targeted to multiple disciplines including EMS, fire, law enforcement hazardous materials, public safety, public health, healthcare providers, and more. By teaching multiple disciplines simultaneously, a commonality of approach and language will develop, improving the care and coordination of response to various types of disasters and ... Read more...

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Happy Retirement

It is the end of an era for those that have worked with Western Virginia Emergency Medical Services. With bittersweet thoughts, we share with you that Rob Logan, Executive Director, of the WVEMS Council, has officially retired. Rob has served the Council with professionalism and distinction for over 30 exemplary years. For those of you ... Read more...

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Public Information Officer Training Course

 FEMA Advanced Public Information Officer (PIO) Training Opportunity- VIRTUAL offering!! If you are a Public Information Officer for your organization or you have communication responsibilities this course is for you. This course is designed to provide PIO's with essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to support proper decision making by delivering the right message, to the ... Read more...

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CHEC Course 2021

It's official, the Training Center has reopened for business. NSPA will be bringing a Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator (CHEC) course to the area this spring! For those of you that are not familiar with this Course, it provides healthcare personnel with the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to respond to any emergency event including natural ... Read more...

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