July 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

Revised CT HCC Bylaws

As many coalition members and guests know, the CT HCC revises its bylaws, which govern coalition activities, on an annual basis. On June 17, 2024, CT HCC membership voted to approve the most recent revision to the bylaws. These changes may impact your organization. For a summary of two major upcoming changes, please keep reading below.

Non-Voting Partners Can Now Become Members

Partner Organizations who have attended at least two regularly scheduled CT HCC meetings within a 12-month period are now eligible to obtain the "Active Member" designation. An Active Member organization assumes responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • - Voting on coalition activities and in coalition elections.
  • - Participating in coalition activities to ensure the coalition can meet its goals.
  • - Developing coalition plans.
  • - Responding, as able, to emergencies and disasters in collaboration with coalition members.
  • - And more!

If your organization is currently an Active (voting) Member, a CT HCC staff member will reach out to you shortly with a membership agreement to sign. If your organization is NOT currently an Active (voting) Member, but meets the requirements, please stay tuned as CT HCC staff reach out to Partners who qualify. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us.

Coming Soon: Executive Committee Elections

The CT HCC will now have elected an Executive Committee to provide strategic direction to the coalition. The Executive Committee functions as an advisory entity, ensuring operational capabilities and overseeing scope of work requirements as directed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH). The Executive Committee ensures that the allocation of resources align with the strategic goals and objectives of the coalition. Due to the multidisciplinary composition of the Coalition, the CT HCC Executive Committee will help to ensure that plans, training, and exercise activities meet the needs of the coalition members organizations as well as aligning with guidelines issued by ASPR and CT DPH.

The Executive Committee will consist of the following positions:

  • - Chair (1)- must be from a core member organization.
  • - Co-Chair (1)
  • - ESF-8 Representative (5)
  • - Coalition Members At-Large (up to 4)

The coalition will open nominations for Coalition Members At-Large shortly. Executive Committee Elections will take place during the August CT HCC meeting.

If you are currently an ESF-8 Representative, CT HCC staff will reach out to outline Executive Committee responsibilities and ensure you are still comfortable as an appointed member.

emPOWER Data Available Now!


emPOWER data for Connecticut for the period ending 06/2024 is now available for members' review.

The HHS emPOWER Program provides federal data to help communities nationwide protect the health of at-risk Medicare beneficiaries, including individuals who rely on medical equipment, assistive devices, and certain essential health care services.

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.

July 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • ESF-8 Region 1 Meeting
  • Region 3 ESF-8 Meeting
  • CT DPH Monthly MEDSAT Call-in
  • Region 2 ESF-8 Meeting

Torrington Area MRC's July Events


Torrington Area MRC is hosting the following events in the month of July:

QPR Training

Narcan Training


For more information about any of these sessions, please email Shivani Kaneria or Brien LaForge.

ICS 300 - Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents


ICS 300 provides an in-depth focus on the NIMS Incident Command System (ICS) that includes the tools, practices, and procedures that are available in ICS to effectively manage emergency incidents or planned local events. Expanding upon ICS 100 and 200, this course ensures that responders understand the basic ICS concepts that allow an incident management organization to expand and contract as needed to fit the incident and maintain its operational effectiveness.

  • 7/8/24 – 7/10/24 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM  |  The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT 06106

Register HERE

ICS 400 - Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff-Complex Incidents

ICS 400

ICS 400 provides training and resources for responders who require advanced application of the ICS by providing overall incident management skills rather than tactical expertise. ICS 400 emphasizes large-scale organizational development, roles and relationships of the command and general staff, and planning, operational, logistical, and fiscal considerations related to large and complex incident and event management. The course also describes the application of Area Command and the importance of interagency coordination on complex incidents and events.

  • 7/11/24 – 7/12/24 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM  |  The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT 06106

Register HERE

NEMTEC Course List

The following courses will be offered through the Northeast Emergency Management Training & Education Center (NEMTEC) in the coming months:

Training Name Location Date
ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents South Deerfield Fire Station July 15, 2024
ICS-400: Advanced ICS South Deerfield Fire Station August 5, 2024
Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center Interface South Deerfield Fire Station August 7, 2024
ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents MEMA Regional Office, Franklin, MA August 19, 2024
Foundations of Emergency Management Grafton Police Station August 20, 2024
ICS-400: Advanced ICS Virtual Classroom August 26, 2024
ICS-400: Advanced ICS Virtual Classroom September 16, 2024
Hazardous Materials for First Responders, Awareness Level Virtual Classroom September 26, 2024
ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents Abington Public Library September 30, 2024
ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents Virtual Classroom October 18, 2024
ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents Virtual Classroom November 18, 2024
ICS-400: Advanced ICS Virtual Classroom December 16, 2024

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

DEMHS Course List


The following courses will be offered through the CT Department of Emergency Services and Public Education (DEMHS) in the coming months:

Training Name Location Date
NATIONAL TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT (TIM) CT DOT Headquarters Newington August 21, 2024

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

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

Contact Us

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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