Central Mississippi Healthcare
Coalition Tabletop Exercise

Tabletops exercise allow heathcare workers to simulate response roles during disaster emergencies...contact your coalition.


Mental Health First Aid Trainings 
Offerings in Mississippi

Mental Health First Aid Trainings offered in Hattiesburg, Madison, and Batesville between September 2019 through November 2019. To learn more...click here .


Knowledge Center Trainings
Offered in Three Mississippi Regions

Healthcare workers received "hands-on" instructions on Knowledge Center Hospital Incident Management System.

OCH Regional Medical Center Preparing for Anything and Everything

Safety was the focus for the employees of the OCH Regional Medical Center, Wednesday by learning...click here to read more or watch video.


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15 FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) members appointed in 2019

Congratulations to Warren Miller from Jackson, MS for his new appointment on the FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC). Mr. Miller has also earned certifications as Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP), Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) and Emergency and Disaster Professional (CEDP) designated by the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers...see roster.

The 15 FEMA Advisory Council (NAC) members appointed in 2019 are:
  1. Steve Birnbaum, President, Resudox Solutions LLC (Arlington, VA)
  2. Donna Boston, Director, Emergency Management, County of Orange, California (Silverado, CA)
  3. Paul Brennan, Director, Pre-Hospital EMS and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Lawrence General Hospital (Lawrence, MA)
  4. Charles Esteves, Administrator, Guam Office of Civil Defense (Agna Heights, GU)
  5. Lori Hodges, Director, Emergency Management, Larimer County, Colorado (Fort Collins, CO)
  6. Nim Kidd, Chief, Texas Division of Emergency Management; Vice Chancellor, Texas A&M University System (Austin, TX)
  7. Jackie Lindsey, Cabinet Secretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management, State of New Mexico (Santa Fe, NM)
  8. Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D., Executive Director, Healthcare Ready (Washington, DC)
  9. Warren Miller, Disaster Management, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., (Jackson, MS);
  10. Jimmy Patronis, Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida (Tallahassee, FL)
  11. Carol Salas, Psy.D., Director, Puerto Rico University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (San Juan, PR);
  12. James Schwartz, Deputy County Manager, Arlington County (Arlington, VA)
  13. Carrie Speranza, Chief of Staff, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (Washington, DC)
  14. Jeff Stern, Ph.D., Director, Virginia Division of Emergency Management (Richmond, VA)
  15. Bruce Walker, Assistant Secretary for Electricity, Department of Energy (Washington, DC)