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Grant funding could improve regional emergency planning

Individual Member Bo Keeney, October 28

Severe weather such as a large hurricane doesn’t know to stop at Gloucester, according to Emergency Management Coordinator Creig Moore, its destruction spreads across the Middle Peninsula.

“If we don’t work together to plan regionally, we are making a big mistake,” Moore said.

Gloucester County was recently awarded $145,000 in federal grant money, and Moore said it will be used for regional emergency ... (Full Story)


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Additional Speaker Confirmed for VEMS 2015

Member VEMA Office, October 22

2015 Virginia Emergency Management Symposium “Partnerships – Share the Load”

The Program Committee for #VEMS15 is pleased to announce a third confirmed general session speaker!

Scheduled for Thursday, March 19 at 10:30am, Matthew Ziemkiewicz with the National Air Disaster Alliance will offer a presentation titled: Family Assistance Centers: 1 Person – 2 Perspectives. Presentation Description - Family ... (Full Story)


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Commonwealth Taking Additional Steps to Safeguard Against Ebola

Individual Member Bo Keeney, October 20

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group. This group is responsible for coordinating resources and personnel.

“The Virginia Department of Health works every day to prevent the spread of infectious diseases of all kinds,” said Governor McAuliffe. ... (Full Story)


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Speakers Confirmed for VEMS 2015

Member VEMA Office, October 09

2015 Virginia Emergency Management Symposium “Partnerships – Share the Load”

The Program Committee for #VEMS15 is pleased to announce two confirmed general session speakers!

Thursday, March 19 at 8:30am, Travis Moran, Senior Investigator with Dominion Power will offer a presentation titled: Threats to the Power Grid. Presentation Description - Dominion Power will highlight ongoing efforts to develop ... (Full Story)


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Area Hospitals Prepared If They Have Ebola Patient

Individual Member Bo Keeney, October 02

We are learning what our area hospitals would do if a person with Ebola came into our local emergency rooms. They all say they are ready and prepared if that were to happen. A physician with Danville Regional Medical Center says they've even gone over procedures about what to do. ER Medical Director Dr. Ian Greenwald tells us they have collaborated with the local and state health department since ... (Full Story)


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