April 2024 CT HCC Newsletter

Welcome to the Connecticut Health Care Coalition Newsletter

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The mission of the Connecticut Health Care Coalition (CT HCC) is to promote collaboration, education, and joint exercises during the planning and preparedness phases of emergency management. During real-world operations, the mission of the CT HCC is to help identify resources at the state and sub-state levels, and to collect, analyze, validate, and disseminate essential elements of information (EEIs) to partner agencies.

Coalition Updates

On behalf of the Conference planning team and workgroup, we want to express our sincerest gratitude to all attendees for making the Connecticut HCC Conference a success! We are excited to use your feedback to make the 2025 CT HCC Conference even better.
For those who are interested in watching the Brockton Hospital fire video that we were unable to watch due to technical difficulties, you can find it linked HERE.

The AAR/IP from the most recent Communications Drill held on March 7, 2024, can be found HERE.

Note: If you do not already have access to the website and would like it, you will be redirected to request access before viewing the AAR/IP.

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Join a Workgroup!

The CT HCC completes deliverables through the collaborative effort of its membership. This is achieved most often via work groups made up of multiple members, guests, and CT HCC staff.

Are you interested in joining a workgroup? If so, please sign up for one using the link below or the QR code to the right. There is currently one workgroup that would benefit from new members:

Plans Workgroup - The CT HCC has various plans and annexes that must be created and updated this year. Members and guests are welcome to participate in this workgroup. This group will meet approximately once a month until June 2024. Since plans are hospital-focused, more hospital representatives would provide a benefit to the planning process.

On-Demand Course: Application of the National Incident Command System (NIMS)

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Unlock the key to mastering the essential elements of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses with our comprehensive on-demand program. This meticulously crafted course covers the critical components of IS 100, 200, 700, and 800, offering a deep dive into the core concepts and practical applications of emergency management as outlined by FEMA.

Course Highlights: 

  • IS 100, 200, 700 & 800 Course Content: Gain a practical understanding of key incident management elements.
  • Expert Instruction: Benefit from the expertise of industry professionals with years of experience in healthcare incident management.
  • Course Certification: Receive a prestigious certificate upon course completion, showcasing your commitment to excellence in incident management.

Who Should Enroll: This course is ideal for healthcare emergency management professionals, administrators, and incident response team members who are looking to learn the foundations of incident management.

Partner Trainings and Exercises

Each month, the CT HCC spreads the word about our partners' emergency preparedness trainings, exercises, and other training opportunities in and around the state of Connecticut. You can view the calendar of partner events, event flyers, and other details below. If you would like to add your organization's event to the calendar and the newsletter, please contact the Readiness and Response Coordinator.

April 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • ESF-8 Region 1 Meeting
  • Hartford Healthcare TTX - Natchaug
  • Region 3 ESF-8 Meeting
  • CT DPH Monthly MEDSAT Call-in
  • Hartford HealthCare TTX - HHCRN
  • Region 5 ESF 8 Meeting
  • Hartford HealthCare TTX - Rushford/The Ridge
  • NEMTEC: ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
  • CT HCC Plans Workgroup Meeting
  • Hartford HealthCare TTX - Senior Services Assisted Living
  • Hartford HealthCare TTX - Jerome Home/Arbor Rose
  • Stamford MRC Emergency "Go Bag" Giveaway
  • Hartford HealthCare TTX - Special Needs
  • Region 2 ESF-8 Meeting
  • Connecticut Health Care Coalition Meeting
  • Hartford HealthCare TTX - Jefferson House
  • Hartford HealthCare TTX - HHCAH
  • Connecticut Emergency Management Symposium
  • Public Information Officer: Virtual Awareness-Level Training
  • DEMHS Region 4 Equipment Rodeo
  • 26th Annual CT Trauma Conference
  • DEMHS - National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program
  • Hartford HealthCare TTX - HHCIAH
  • Farfield County Trauma Response Team Training
  • 26th Annual CT Trauma Conference
  • NEMTEC: CERT Train-the-Trainer
  • ESF-8 Region 4 Meeting
  • Hartford HealthCare TTX - HHCMG
  • WebEOC Basics Course
  • Hartford HealthCare TTX - Southington Care Center
  • Region 5 ESF-8 Pandemic Influenza TTX

Stamford MRC Emergency Go Bag Giveaway

4.13 MRC Go-Bag Giveaway
Stamford MRC will be giving away emergency "go bags" to the community on April 13 from 12-2 pm at the Ferguson Library (1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT 06901).
To download this flyer as a PDF in multiple languages, click HERE.

Hartford Healthcare TTX & Full-Scale Exercise Schedule

Hartford Health Care is hosting a number of Tabletop and Full-Scale Exercises in the coming months (see schedules above). If you are interested in attending or observing, contact Pat Srenaski at Pat.Srenaski@hhchealth.org.


You can also download the Full-Scale and Tabletop Exercise schedules as PDFs.


2024 Tabletop Exercises – Pre/Post-Acute Schedule
 Dates Entity  Time Location 
April 1 Natchaug 1:00-3:30 189 Storrs Rd, Mansfield Center, Community Room
April 4 HHCRN 2:00-4:30 1290 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, Education Room
April 5 Rushford /

The Ridge

11:30-2:00 883 Paddock Ave, Meriden, PADD Boardroom
April 10 Senior Services Assisted Living 9:00-11:30 Mulberry Gardens- 58 Mulberry St. Plantsville, CT
April 12 Jerome Home / Arbor Rose 11:00-1:30 975 Corbin Ave, New Britain, 2nd Floor Community Room
April 16 Special Needs 1:00-3:30 101 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull, Conference Room
April 18 Jefferson House 11:00-1:30 1 John Stewart Drive, Newington, Northam Room
April 22 HHCAH 11:00-1:30 1290 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, Education Room
April 24 HHCIAH 10:00-12:30 1290 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, Boardroom
April 25 HHCMG 9:00-11:30 1290 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, Education Room
April 29 Southington

Care Center

10:00-12:00 45 Meriden Ave, Southington, Fanelli Room


2024 Full-Scale Exercises – Pre/Post-Acute Schedule
 Dates Entity Time Location
June 11 Rushford /

The Ridge

1:00-4:00 883 Paddock Ave, Meriden, PADD Boardroom
June 12 Special Needs 1:00-4:00 101 Merritt Blvd, Trumbull, Conference Room
June 13 HHCAH / HHCIAH 1:00-4:00 1290 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, Education Room
June 14 HHCRN 12:00-3:00 1290 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield,

Education Room

June 17 Natchaug 1:00-4:00 189 Storrs Rd, Mansfield Center, Community Room
June 20 Southington

Care Center

10:00-1:00 45 Meriden Ave, Southington, Fanelli Room
June 21 Jerome Home / Arbor Rose 11:00-2:00 975 Corbin Ave, New Britain, 2nd Floor Community Room
June 25 Senior Services Assisted Living 1:00-4:00 Mulberry Gardens - 58 Mulberry St. Plantsville, CT
June 26 HHCMG 9:00-12:00 1290 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, Education Room
June 27 Jefferson House 1:00-4:00 1 John Stewart Drive, Newington, Laurel Room


DEMHS Region 4 ESF Equipment Showcase

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This is an opportunity to know more about the resources that are available for local, regionally, and statewide deployment during emergencies in DEMHS Region 4!

Register HERE
: Camp Nett at Niantic - Smith Street, East Lyme, CT, 06357
Date:  April 23, 2024, 2:00 - 7:30 PM EDT

West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District Measles TTX

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The West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District is hosting a Measles Tabletop Exercise.

Register HERE
: West Hartford Town Hall - Auditorium
Date: May 10, 2024, 9 AM- 12 PM EST.

Incident Management Team Training

Do you need a refresher on the Incident Command System?
Want to add or start signing off on your IMT task book?
Need CE credits for your position?

This 2-Day scenario based tabletop training will be a great
way to meet fellow IMT members across the state while
working a local simulated incident led by national level IMT
instructors. Get 2 months of training in 2 days!

Register HERE
: New Haven Fire Academy - 230 Ella T Grasso Blvd, New Haven, CT 06519
Date: May 1 & 2, 2024



The Connecticut Department of Public Health Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response will be holding a CHEMPACK tabletop exercise.

Register by contacting Israel Estrada by April 19
: Connecticut Hospital Association 110 Barnes Road Wallingford, CT 06492
Date: May 2, 2024, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM EST

Connecticut Trauma Conference

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This year, the theme of the conference is Perspectives in Trauma.
Injury and trauma have far reaching implications that affect patient outcomes in the realms of functional health, mental health, and public health. This conference provides updates on the latest evidence-based care through thought-provoking debates, engaging lectures and case studies.

Register HERE
: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
Date: April 24-25, 2024

Farfield County Trauma Response Team Training

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This training is for those on the front line, including Public Health and Health Care Workers, Behavioral Health Professionals, First Responders, and Volunteers.

Participants will learn to recognize their emotions and master coping strategies to deal with these responses. They will learn to identify symptoms of severe stress and trauma and receive specialized confidential treatment if needed. They will also learn about EMDR Therapy.

Register by emailing Sue Jacozzi. Provide your name, organization, and phone number. Registration is required.
: Fairfield University, Barone Campus Center, 1073 North Benson Rd. Fairfield, CT 06824
Date: April 24, 2024, 1-4 PM EST.

MGT 403: Underserved Populations Preparedness Planning for Rural Responders & Volunteers

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MGT 403 is an 8-hour, DHS/FEMA-certified, tuition-free, management-level course. This course helps ensure the safety of underserved populations during a crisis event by increasing knowledge among community emergency planners in the area of preparedness. It encourages outreach to the whole community so that everyone considers what these individuals may require in terms of personalized care, transportation, shelter, and medical assistance before the crisis occurs. This course focuses on the preparedness phase of emergency management

Register HERE by May 29
: Virtually via Zoom
Date: June 5-6, 2024, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST.

Connecticut Emergency Management Symposium

This is a statewide municipal government event that offers a full day of informative workshops, interactive discussions, networking opportunities, and vendors showcasing relevant products and services. For more information, visit the CCM website.

Register HERE by April 10
: Camp Nett, 38 Smith Street, Niantic, CT 06357
Date: April 23, 2024, 2024, 8 AM - 4 PM EST.


NEW DATE for Panflu Tabletop Exercise

NEMTEC Course List for March and April

The following courses will be offered through the Northeast Emergency Management Training & Education Center's (NEMTEC) in April 2024:

Training Name Location Date
ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents Plymouth Emergency Operations Center April 8, 2024
CERT Train-the-Trainer MEMA Regional Office April 25, 2024
ICS-400: Advanced IS Virtual Classroom May 6, 2024

Registration Closes on April 26

CERT Train-the-Trainer MEMA Region III/IV May 14, 2024
Introduction for WebEOC for Local Officials MEMA Region-1 REOC Operations Room June 20, 2024

For more information about these courses or to register for a course, please visit the NEMTEC website.

Public Information Officer: Virtual Awareness-Level Training

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This awareness level Public Information Officer (PIO) course is designed for local public health personnel, healthcare organization leaders, and their community partners and stakeholders. Essential resources for the PIO, along with skills and strategies for success will be shared with participants. It is designed for those who may be new to, or inexperienced in the role of public information, or for those who may have the role of PIO as a secondary function. Topics such as partnering with the media, verifying information, and social media strategies will be covered. Also, the principles of Crisis Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) and the importance of key messaging will be discussed.

Register HERE
: Vitrual Webinar
Date: April 23, 2024, 2024, 9 - 11:30 AM EST.

Conducting Risk Assessments for Critical Community Assets (MGT-315)

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Through lecture, facilitated discussion, and group activities, participants will learn how threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences determine risk and are given an opportunity to practice on-site vulnerability assessments of select local facilities.

Find the Link to Register HERE
: CT National Guard Camp Nett 38 Smith Street, Niantic, CT 06357
Date: May 14-15, 2024, 8 AM - 5 PM EST

Vermont Healthcare Coalition, EMS and Preparedness Conference

Save the Date - June 14-16, 2024 The Vermont Healthcare and EMS Preparedness Conference is now the Vermont Healthcare Coalition, EMS, & Preparedness conference and will be returning in-person this year! The conference will be held June 14-16, 2024, at Jay Peak Resort, in Jay, Vermont! Registration will be open soon!

All Clear Emergency Management Group has the following upcoming free webinars:


Email your coalition coordinators at Coordinator@CTHCC.org with questions, comments, or to assist you with any of your preparedness needs.

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