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May 2019

COCA Call: Most Measles Cases in 25 Years: Is This the End of Measles Elimination in the United States?

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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In 2000, measles was declared eliminated from the United States. However, the number of measles cases so far in 2019 exceeds the number of annual cases during any entire year since the declaration was made. The number of case reports continues to climb. As of May 10, 2019, 839 measles cases have been confirmed in 23 states. Of these cases, 621 (74%) were reported in children, with 109 (13%) in infants aged <12 months; and 738 cases (88%) have been associated with close-knit…

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Certified Hospital Emergency Coordinator Course

May 22 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, 1700 Reservoir St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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The Certified Hospital Emergency Coordinator (CHEC) Courses and Certification Program, the first of its kind in the nation, to combine Emergency Management Curriculum with healthcare specific regulation! Covering topics from NIMS/ICS/HICS to Joint Commission and CMS. Join the over 500 Certified Hospital Emergency Coordinators from the United States, and more than 50 internationally! The CHEC Program’s fundamentals enable the content to be adapted and applied nationwide. The training program consists of 2 courses taught back-to-back totaling 3 days of training.…

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Community Based Emergency Response Series

May 30 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Augusta County Fire and Rescue – Preston L. Yancey Station, 2015 Jefferson Hwy
Fisherville, VA 22939 United States
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Registration Link Flyer Description The Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Preparedness will be conducting the Community Based Emergency Response Seminar (CBERS) this spring throughout the state. This year’s topic will be an overview of the CHEMPACK program. The target audience is fire, EMS, law enforcement, emergency management, public health and emergency communications agencies to attend the seminar who can return to their agencies and assist in further developing local training and protocols/plans. Target Audience: Fire, EMS, law enforcement, emergency…

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Community Based Emergency Response Series

May 31 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
Augusta County Fire and Rescue – Preston L. Yancey Station, 2015 Jefferson Hwy
Fisherville, VA 22939 United States
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Registration Link Flyer Description The Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Preparedness will be conducting the Community Based Emergency Response Seminar (CBERS) this spring throughout the state. This year’s topic will be an overview of the CHEMPACK program. The target audience is fire, EMS, law enforcement, emergency management, public health and emergency communications agencies to attend the seminar who can return to their agencies and assist in further developing local training and protocols/plans. Target Audience: Fire, EMS, law enforcement, emergency…

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June 2019

VDEM Region 3 Civil Unrest Table Top Exercise

June 3

Credit: Virginia Department of Emergency Management VDEM Region 3 plans to conduct a Civil Unrest Table Top Exercise during the month of June. Planning for this exercise has not begun, but as information is received we will update the events calendar.

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