Repurposing This Blog – Where are the Podcasts?

Welcome to the newly repurposed blog page of the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance.

First things first, if you arrived here in search of the EMTalk podcasts that Tanya and Keith were putting together, never fear.  They can be found at this link:

Now, you may ask: "Why the repurpose?  Do we really need a blog?"

The answer lies in efficiently getting information out to our membership - and yes, this blog will be an important tool in that process.

To date, our main method of getting information out to members has been our Weekly Situational Brief.  This is a weekly digest meant to contain important information regarding Emergency Management and Situational Awareness for healthcare interests in our region.  You can subscribe to the brief here: Subscribe to Weekly Brief.

As time progressed, our weekly brief began to include information that was less about Situational Awareness and more about NSPA news - information you might find in a newsletter rather than in a SITREP.

In order to keep the weekly brief extremely relevant (and brief), this blog will function as a newsletter for NSPA activities and business.  

Each Weekly Situational Brief will include an item titled "NSPA Newsletter Hotlinks" (or something of that sort - this is an evolution, after all) that will bring the reader to the linked post in this blog roll.  In this way, the brief can still serve as a conduit for NSPA news but the bulk of the information is still very relevant to situational awareness.

At any rate, welcome to the new blog.  Email me if you have any comments at