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Region 3 HMCC conducts Regional HVA

The Region 3 HMCC staff held a workshop with 60 stakeholders to conduct a Regional Hazzard Vulnerability Assessment on 30 April 19 at the Beverly Task Force. The workshop was followed by a tour of the NERAC Beverly cache site where stakeholder learned what resources are available to request. The HMCC staff is working to develop the final report to share with the region by the end June.

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IMPORTANT! Water main break in Region 3 Communities

There has been a report of a water main break of a 48″ high pressure line in Stoneham affecting 100k residents in the Stoneham Area (Stoneham, Wilmington, Reading, Wakefield, Woburn, Winchester) Water has been rerouted, and MWRA advising residents to not wash clothes if water appears brown. There is no boil order in effect.

If any communities or facilities have any questions or request, please contact me at 617-485-8651.

-Beth

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Emergency Risk Communication Class Opportunity

Good morning:

 

The Local Public Health Institute is announcing the date of May 28th  2019 for the next Emergency Risk Communication class.

 

Designed to serve as a bridge between basic risk communication training and Public Information Officer training, this course will help prepare anyone involved in emergency management to be an effective part of a risk communication team. Target audience includes:

  • Allied health professionals
  • EMT/Paramedics
  • Health facility administrators
  • Mental health professionals
  • Physicians
  • Public health professionals
  • Registered nurses.

 

Please share this announcement and attached flyer widely within your HMCC. Registration is free, but spaces are limited.

 

To secure a seat in the class, please Send an Email  to  [email protected] that includes your contact information.

 

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Topsfield Regional Medical Reserve Corp Training Day!

Topsfield Regional Medical Reserve Corps

Conference Day Agenda

May 23, 2019 9:00am-3:30pm

Topsfield Fair Grounds 207 Boston Street

Breakfast*Lunch*Afternoon Snack will be free
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/topsfield-regional-medical-reserve-corps-training-day-everyone-matters-tickets-59107269434

Registration: 9:00am

9:30-10:15 Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency MEMA’s role in a disaster

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency will present on what role MEMA plays in a disaster response. Regional MEMA reps work closely with local emergency managers to support development of emergency management plans, including mitigation, preparedness, planning, response, recovery, and training activities and will discuss MEMA’s role in disasters and preparedness. 

10:30am-12:00pm Emerging infectious disease – EDS Training- Dr Henry Vaillancourt

Dr. V will be discussing “Emerging and Re-emerging Viral Diseases: What You Need to Know and Fear”, would cover Influenza viruses: what they are; how they change (and the implications for pandemics); Avian & Swine flu (current epidemics and geographic areas of concern); a brief review of MERS, SARS and why they still need watching; a brief update on Ebola ( and where it’s heading); and a few words on some viruses of concern- Monkeypox, and Dengue.

Lunch Break: 12:00-12:45pm

1:00-2:00pm The effect of Opiate use in our communities and NARCAN Training

Mary Wheeler from Healthy Streets in Lynn will discuss the effect of Opiate use in our communities and demonstrate how to administer NARCAN to help MRC volunteers to recognize people that may present symptoms of opiate use and withdrawal or may overdose in a disaster shelter.

2:45-3:15 MRC’s response to the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions presented by Liisa Jackson Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator/Director

Liisa will be presenting on the MRCs response to the Merrimack Valley’s Gas Explosions caused by excessive pressure in natural gas lines caused explosions and fires, with over 80 individual fires that triggered a 10 Alarm Fire.

30,000 were evacuated from their homes in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence.

The Medical Reserve Corps was activated and through strong MRC partnerships the people affected by the explosions that needed to be sheltered during the evacuations, provided staffing for MEMA’s Resource Recovery Centers, provided Behavioral Health support to those effected by the event and for response staff.

3:15pm Closing remarks

For questions about the event please contact Liisa Jackson at [email protected]

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North Shore Cape Medical Reserve Corp Training Day Registration

            North Shore Cape Medical Reserve Corps

Training Day Agenda

May 16, 2019 9:30am-2:30pm

Salem Old Town Hall 32 Derby Square 
Salem, 
MA 01970 

Breakfast*Lunch*Afternoon Snack will be free
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-shore-cape-ann-medical-reserve-corps-training-day-everyone-matters-tickets-57612985992

 

Registration: 9:00am

9:30-10:15 Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency MEMA’s role in a disaster

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency will present on what role MEMA plays in a disaster response. Regional MEMA reps work closely with local emergency managers to support development of emergency management plans, including mitigation, preparedness, planning, response, recovery, and training activities and will discuss MEMA’s role in disasters and preparedness. 

10:30am-12:00pm Emerging infectious disease – EDS Training- Dr Henry Vaillancourt

Dr. V will be discussing “Emerging and Re-emerging Viral Diseases: What You Need to Know and Fear”, would cover Influenza viruses: what they are; how they change (and the implications for pandemics); Avian & Swine flu (current epidemics and geographic areas of concern); a brief review of MERS, SARS and why they still need watching; a brief update on Ebola ( and where it’s heading); and a few words on some viruses of concern- Monkeypox, and Dengue.

Lunch Break: 12:00-12:45pm

1:00-2:00pm The effect of Opiate use in our communities and NARCAN Training

Mary Wheeler from Healthy Streets in Lynn will discuss The effect of Opiate use in our communities and demonstrate how to administer NARCAN.

2:45-3:15 MRC’s response to the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions presented by Liisa Jackson Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator/Director

Liisa will be presenting on the MRCs response to the Merrimack Valley’s Gas Explosions caused by excessive pressure in natural gas lines caused explosions and fires, with over 80 individual fires that triggered a 10 Alarm Fire.

30,000 were evacuated from their homes in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence.

The Medical Reserve Corps was activated and through strong MRC partnerships the people affected by the explosions that needed to be sheltered during the evacuations, provided staffing for MEMA’s Resource Recovery Centers, provided Behavioral Health support to those effected by the event and for response staff.

3:15pm Closing remarks

For questions about the event please contact Liisa Jackson at [email protected]

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Hospital Incident Command System Course Registration Open!

Good Morning Everyone,

 

The Region 3 HMCC is hosting the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) course. The online registration page is now open for the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) course you will be hosting on June 5. You can share the information (flyer below) with your facilities, all are welcomed to attend. There is no fee for participants to attend the course.

HICS – Response to Emergencies in Healthcare Facilities 2019-6-5

 

There are also accreditations associated with this course.

 

Accreditation: Application has been submitted for 3.5 hours of MA OEMS EMT credits at all levels (Basic, Advanced and Paramedic). This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 244 CMR 5.00 for 4.2 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

 

Hospital Incident Command System (HICS): Response to Emergencies in Healthcare Facilities  

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Genesis-Hathorne Hill

15 Kirkbride Drive, Danvers, MA 01923

 

Register here: https://delvalle.bphc.org/hics

Overview: This 4-hour course provides an overview of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Fifth Edition. Through practical scenarios and interactive discussions, students will learn the benefits of HICS and its application in a healthcare environment, including adaptations for community health centers and other healthcare settings.
Target Audience: Healthcare facility personnel who may have a direct role in emergency preparedness, incident management, or emergency response during an incident, including Hospital Incident Management Team staff.

Accreditation: See course website for details on continuing education credits for nurses, health officers, and sanitarians.

 

Contact the DelValle Institute at [email protected] for more information.

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Governor Baker Has proclaimed April 6, 2019 as MRC Day!

Good Afternoon All!

We are very happy to announce that Governor Baker has just proclaimed next Saturday, April 6, as the first-ever Massachusetts Medical Reserve Corps Day! On Saturday April 6 the Region 3 MRC Conference presents: MRC Training Day: Everyone Matters! at Middlesex Community College in Bedford MA. Take a look at the Proclamation here – MA MRC Day Proclamation.

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State Emergency Operations Center Activation

Good Morning All

Please see below, MEMA has activated to a level 2 due to the threat of high winds.

Please reach out to the HMCC Duty Officer at (978)-946-8130 for emergencies.

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
SITUATIONAL AWARENESS STATEMENT

DATE: February 25, 2019
TIME: 8:00 AM
SUBJECT: State Emergency Operations Center Activation

 

Situation

Due to today’s forecast high winds and the potential for associated impacts such as downed trees, blocked roads, and power outages, the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) at MEMA Headquarters in Framingham has activated to Level 2 (Partial Activation) as of 7:00 AM in order to provide situational awareness and coordinate requested assistance to cities and towns.

In addition to MEMA staff, liaisons from the following Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) are present at the SEOC:

  • ESF-6 – American Red Cross
  • ESF-12 – Department of Public Utilities

 

Communities or partners needing support can contact the SEOC by one of the following methods:

  • VHF or 800 MHz radio,
  • Phone at 508-820-2000,
  • WebEOC, using the 2019 February Incidents Event

 

Stay Informed:

Utilize Massachusetts Alerts to receive emergency notifications and information from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service.  Massachusetts Alerts is a free app that is available for Android and iPhones. To learn more about Massachusetts Alerts, and for information on how to download the free app onto your smartphone, visit: http://www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-alerts-smartphone-app.

Utilize MEMA’s real-time power outage viewer to stay informed about current power outages in your community and region, and across the state, including information from utility companies about restoration times: http://mema.mapsonline.net/public.html

Utilize MEMA’s live weather radar and forecasting tools: http://www.mass.gov/map-resources

 

Online Resources:
For additional information and resources, visit:
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency at www.mass.gov/mema
MEMA’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA
MEMA Twitter: @MassEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.fema.gov
National Weather Service/Norton at www.weather.gov/boston
National Weather Service/Albany, NY at www.weather.gov/albany
National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center: http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov
National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
Mass211 at www.mass211.org

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Training Opportunity – Until Help Arrives

MEMA is hosting Until Help Arrives in Swampscott! Until Help Arrives is a new initiative to better prepare citizens across New England with simple and effective skills to save lives prior to first responders arriving. The training covers a number of key areas including how citizens can effectively communicate with 9-1-1 operators, stay safe in a dangerous situation, stop life-threatening bleeding, position the injured, and provide emotional support. With these basic skills, citizens can play a part in being a part of the solution during an emergency. This is a train-the-trainer course, which will enable participants to in turn provide this training to others in their jurisdictions.

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 12:30PM – 2:30PM
Location:Swampscott High School 200 Essex Street
Swampscott MA 01907
Cost: Free
Contact: David M Bryant
Training and Exercise Coordinator
[email protected]

How to Apply:
All participants must register for the course using MEMA’s online Training Registration System (TRS).
For any questions regarding the course or registration, please contact the assigned training contact for the course.

Please open the attached document for the registration link   04.11.19 Until Help Arrives TtT – Swapscott (003)

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