January Tabletop Exercise
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our mass fatality/infectious disease tabletop exercise. We had nearly 100 participants from many different specialty areas around the region. The exercise was a great test of our plans and resources and the information that we received will help improve our readiness for the future. Thanks for helping keep Region 5 safe and prepared.
On March 12, the 5DMRC coaltion meeting featured two excellent speakers focusing discussion on the recovery aspect of disaster preparedness. First we had Nicholas and Julia Meier from HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response with their dogs Ischgl and Kayak. This was followed by a presentation from Carmen Kucinich from the FBI Victim Services Response Team informing us about the work that they do with victims of mass casualties. Both speakers did a great job educating us on the importance of recovery and the great work they do to help others.
29th - BDLS, WMed Upjohn Campus
4th and 5th - ADLS, Simulation City, 300 Nazareth Rd
9th - Monthly Coalition Meeting, WMed Upjohn Campus
23rd - Mental Health First Aid, http://kazoocmh.org/MentalHealthFirstAid.aspx
7th-9th - Great Lakes Homeland Security Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan
3rd - Mental Health First Aid, http://kazoocmh.org/MentalHealthFirstAid.aspx
5th-7th - ICS 300, WMed Upjohn Campus
11th - Monthly Coalition Meeting, WMed Upjohn Campus
Chris has been with WMed/5th District since August 2016 as the 5th District Assistant Coordinator for Healthcare Preparedness. Chris has an extensive background in EMS, working for 12 yrs in the region, 10 of those as a Critical Care Paramedic. Chris has also been involved in EMS education, employed by KVCC for many years teaching MFR, Basic EMT and Paramedic courses. To reach Chris Benson email her at Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (269) 337-4290