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IMPACT is a *free* all-hazards planning tool for first responders sponsored by DHS

Individual Member Bo Keeney, September 21

IMPACT is a *free* all-hazards planning tool for first responders sponsored by DHS. It is meant to augment, not replace, current tools you may already be using. There is a demo on YouTube here: and a weblink here where you can request a copy:

Some possible uses include:

- IED, evacuation, and shooter line-of-sight table-top ... (Full Story)

Governor McAuliffe Declares September as Preparedness Month in Virginia

Individual Member Bo Keeney, September 03

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia and he encourages business owners, families and communities to be ready for emergencies.

“September has historically been the most active time of the year for hurricanes in Virginia,” Governor McAuliffe said. “Whether it’s a natural disaster like a hurricane or a human-caused emergency like terrorism, ... (Full Story)

VEMA Membership Survey

Individual Member Bo Keeney, August 31

The Virginia Emergency Management Association (VEMA) is a statewide organization that promotes and supports the twin goals of saving lives and protecting property during times of emergencies and disasters in Virginia.

While membership in Virginia Emergency Management Association has grown over the last few years, the Executive Committee and Board recognize that there are some areas of the state that ... (Full Story & Photos)

Security officials drill in preparation of cycling's world championships

Individual Member Bo Keeney, August 17

Law enforcement agencies, first responders and federal officials gathered in the basement of the Richmond Public Library’s main location Friday to test out their plans for the UCI Road World Championships being held here next month.

“It’s a herculean undertaking,” said John A. Vithoulkas, manager of Henrico County. “These folks are practicing scenarios that hopefully are just practice. But ultimately, ... (Full Story)

Navy, first responders hold mass casualty training in preparation for 2015 Oceana Air Show

Individual Member Bo Keeney, August 05

Virginia Beach, Va. – A training exercise was held at Naval Air Station Oceana on Tuesday in preparation for the 2015 NAS Oceana Air Show in September.

The exercise allows the Navy, first responders with the City of Virginia Beach, and medical facilities to react to a simulated mass casualty during an air show.

More than 300 volunteers fill the tarmac at Naval Air Station Oceana to participate in ... (Full Story)


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