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UMass Hampshire MRC Exercise in the news

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports on the upcoming large scale UMass / Hampshire MRC shelter exercise. More than 275 people are expected to participate. WRHSAC is providing funds to support the exercise. To read the article click here.



Please join members of the Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council and their contract support for a demonstration of the newly-minted interactive online shelter training tool.  The E-training can be used by anyone who might be required to work in a disaster shelter including public health officials and affiliated, as well as unaffiliated volunteers. It is intended to provide an understanding of community disaster plans, policies and procedures specific to shelter operations.

The E-training was also designed to provide learners with knowledge about how to carry out assigned responsibilities in a shelter. The underlying instructional design is simple: apply problem solving versus memorization based on scenarios people would likely encounter. The training builds on the regional other national guidance documents and it also contains all of the forms necessary to carry out shelter operations under the National Incident Management System.

Instructions to access the webinar will be sent out prior to the training.
Please register for the session below.

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Emergency Rest Center Guide

The Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council has shared the recently completed Emergency Rest Center Guide and other related templates. These documents are a result of the latest work of WRHSAC’s  Faith Community Partnering for Emergency Preparedness project. The Emergency Rest Center guide can be adapted by any Faith Based or other organizations that are able to provide Rest Center services in response to disasters or weather events.