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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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Invitation to Harvard's Management and Leadership for EHS Profession​als Course

Individual Member Bo Keeney, September 25

Management and Leadership Skills for Environmental Health and Safety Professionals

March 23–26, 2015 Boston, MA

This program provides focused skill building in the critical areas of leadership and management development with the objective of bridging the gap between environmental health and safety (EHS) technical skills and leadership skills essential for achieving functional excellence.

Who ... (Full Story)


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New GIS map shows hurricane storm surge risk

Individual Member Bo Keeney, September 18

New GIS map shows hurricane storm surge risk

Map gives coastal residents and visitors additional information tool during hurricane season

RICHMOND, Va. – When evacuations are ordered because of an approaching tropical storm system, it’s not just the wind that concerns emergency officials – it’s rising water called storm surge. A new preparedness tool created by the Virginia Department of Emergency ... (Full Story)


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10 Central Virginia children hospitalized with acute respiratory illness

Individual Member Bo Keeney, September 09

At least ten children have been admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital within the last 48 hours with acute respiratory illness. Doctors are monitoring the children, who ranged in age from two to ten years old, to determine whether they were sick with Enterovirus EV-D68.

Test results are expected to come back in two days, Chief Medical Officer of Pediatrics and Vice ... (Full Story)


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