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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Emergency Preparedness Seminar

On December 13, 2018, the city of Roanoke hosted their 2nd Emergency Preparedness Seminar. Businesses throughout the area gathered to learn about opportunities for their organization. Marci Stone, Emergency Manager for the city of Roanoke, invited Emergency Management personnel to speak on business preparedness and continuity training. A variety subjects were discussed, from active shooter ... Read more...

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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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