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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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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Upcoming Training Offerings at NSPA

The NSPA Training Center is "springing" into action by bringing you a variety of in-person offerings. Each of these courses are open to our partners across the NSPA region. If you have any specific questions about these offerings or our Training Center please reach out to Monica McCullough, Training & Exercise Coordinator at mmccullough@vaems.org  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ... Read more...

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Planning for Burns

Each year at the Coalition we are tasked with creating new and enhancing existing regional preparedness and response plans. Over the last few years we have updated the base to our Emergency Operations Plan, created an Infectious Disease Control Annex, Pediatric Annex, and enhanced our Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP). This year we will be ... Read more...

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T.E.C.C

As the calendar year comes to an end we wanted to officially announce our next Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) courses within the region! This course is designed to present a strong foundation of principals to deliver emergency medical care for patients in a tactical environment for first responders. This course is open to the ... Read more...

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