DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
April 2014 Newsletter

In This Issue...

Featured Classroom Courses ●  Upcoming Courses Online Learning ●  

Emergency Preparedness News, Updates, and Affiliated Trainings ● Partners 

FeaturedClassCourseFeatured Classroom Courses

May 15, 2014, Lynn, MA


This course, a half-day, competency-based, awareness level training, introduces clinical and public health concepts, and principles for the management of disasters and public health emergencies. Geared towards a broad range of audience categories - including Emergency Medical Services, Healthcare, Public Health, Law Enforcement, and Fire Services - the course uses two unique mnemonics, the PRE-DISASTER Paradigm™ and the DISASTER Paradigm™, to incorporate the "all-hazards" approach to personal, institutional, and community disaster management. Log into the Learning Center to register today!


"This was an excellent course and well presented."


"The instructors were great, knowledgeable, opened my eyes to the whole subject."



Applying the Incident Command System (ICS) to Your Healthcare Emergency Response 

May 20, 2014 - Brockton, MA


Through a combination of lecture and scenarios, this 3.5 hour course provides an overview of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS). Applicable for staff from a wide variety of health care organizations, the course applies the components of HICS in a practical and usable manner. The course also incorporates lessons learned and best practices from regional and national organizations' recent disaster responses.

Log into the Learning Center to register today!  


"Great overview of HICS to help me better understand deployment at hospitals."


"As usual [the instructor] was well informed on the subject matter he was teaching."

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WMD Modules 1 and 2 
 Boston MRC Orientation
Various Dates
Coop Awareness

May 15, 2014
May 13, 2014 - May 14, 2014

"Course was very interesting and enjoyable!"

 "The instructor was excellent and provided important info."



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Visit our Learning Center for more information on online learning opportunities:

Online Courses 


Community Preparedness Basics: Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy. 


Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP): Awareness  


Emergency Operations Planning (EOP): Awareness 

Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) Planning: Awareness 




The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. In conjunction with Boston EMS, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, the DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness. DelValle Institute is funded through federal grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, visit the Learning Center at

EPEmergency Preparedness News, Updates, and Affiliated Trainings

One Year Later: Tips and Resources for Coping with Emotional Stress

The Boston Public Health Commission understands that the one year anniversary of the unexpected, traumatic events of April 15, 2013 will be challenging for many people. The Commission has provided three helpful resources - Self-Care Tips for Adults Coping with Stress after a Disaster, Dealing with Your Children's Fears After a Disaster, and Coping with the Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings - for coping with stress, loss, and grief during this time. Also available is their Resource and Recovery Guide with information on mental health and community services available to marathon survivors and their families. To view the resources, visit


Risk Communications

The Center of Excellence for Emergency Preparedness Education & Training (CEEPET) will be hosting a four-hour risk communications training on May 13, 2014. Jointly developed by CEEPET, the Delvalle Institute, and the Local Public Health Institute of Massachusetts, this training emphasizes the critical role effective risk communication plays in managing crises. The course will provide participants with the tools to create effective messages. For more information or to register, visit


America's PrepareAthon National Day of Action

America's PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action which aims to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level. Its first National Day of Action will take place on April 30, 2014 and will revolve around taking actions to prepare for wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. For more information, visit


The Institute has great partners in emergency preparedness trainings for public health and healthcare providers in Massachusetts, including: 


DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Boston Emergency Medical Services
785 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 343-1370 Fax: (617) 343-1121
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Boston EMS, the provider of emergency medical services for the City of Boston, is committed to compassionately delivering excellent pre-hospital care and to protecting the safety and health of the public. The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is a program of Boston EMS, a Bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission.



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