May 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

Apply for funding to attend the Vermont Healthcare Coalition, EMS and Preparedness Conference


The Connecticut Health Care Coalition has funding available to sponsor registration,  travel, meals and mileage for up to seven active Coalition members to attend the upcoming 2024 Vermont Healthcare Coalition, EMS, & Preparedness Conference. This conference is planned for June 14 - 16, 2024 at Jay Peak Resort in Vermont.

The Vermont Healthcare Coalition, EMS, & Preparedness Conference is one of the largest gatherings of public health preparedness professionals, emergency medical providers, squads, fire departments and healthcare personnel in New England.  The goal of the conference is to offer a wide variety of public health, healthcare and EMS products, the latest EMS equipment, and vehicle displays that are of interest to these groups.

Click HERE to learn more about the funding available and to apply.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm ET on Friday May 10, 2024

CT HCC Decontamination Program and Equipment Assessment of Hospitals

The Connecticut Health Care Coalition is making Hospital Decontamination Assessments available for member hospitals. This assessment will include the following:

  • A site visit at your hospital to meet with your hospital emergency preparedness coordinator or designee to review decontamination equipment, setup, PPE, records, etc.
  • On-site technical assistance with recommendations and best practices related to hospital decontamination setup, team recruitment, program maintenance, equipment storage and purchase, etc.
  • A report of gaps and recommendations to address found gaps will be provided no later than 7 days after your site visit.

Please fill out this form by May 3, 2024 if your hospital is interested in participating in the Decontamination Program and Equipment Assessment of Hospitals.

Virtual Continuity of Operations Workshop

Join us for a virtual Continuity of Operations (COOP) workshop sponsored by the Connecticut Health Care Coalition. You will learn about the elements of a COOP, the benefits of COOP planning, how to conduct a Hybrid Business Impact Analysis, and other helpful tips and tricks!

This workshop will take place on June 26, 2024 from 10am-2pm ET. CT HCC members who represent a healthcare facility and those working in an emergency preparedness role will be prioritized as registrants.

Click HERE to register for this workshop.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

May 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Incident Management Team Training
  • Region 3 ESF-8 Meeting
  • Incident Management Team Training
  • CT DPH Monthly MEDSAT Call-in
  • Region 5 ESF 8 Meeting
  • NEMTEC: ICS-400
  • ESF-8 Region 1 Meeting
  • WHBHD Measles TTX
  • NEMTEC: CERT Train-the-Trainer
  • MGT-315: Conducting Risk Assessments for Critical Community Assets
  • MGT-315: Conducting Risk Assessments for Critical Community Assets
  • Region 2 ESF-8 Meeting
  • CT HCC Special Meeting

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

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-400: Advanced IS Virtual Classroom May 6, 2024
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.

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
G0191; Emergency Operations Center / Incident Command System Interface Seymour, CT May 8 & 9 2024
MGT315: Conducting Risk Assessments for Critical Community Assets Camp Nett, Niantic, CT May 14 & 15, 2024
CT CERT Day 2024 Central Connecticut State University in the Alumni Hall Student Center located at 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT June 1, 2024

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

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.

social media in crisis

Region 1 and 4 are both pleased to invite you to attend their upcoming full day interactive workshop, Social Media in Crisis. Throughout the day, you will discover core principles of crisis and emergency communications, gain an understanding of the different social media platforms, create effective social messaging, understand the differences between misinformation and disinformation, and how to respond to them. Interactive tabletop-style activities will be focused on response to public
health events.

Participants will receive instructions before the workshop on how to best prepare for the interactive portions of the workshop.


Region 1 Details

Register by emailing Sue Jacozzi
: Fairfield Regional Fire School, 205 Richard Wright Way, Fairfield, CT
Date: May 14, 2024, 9am-4pm ET

Region 4 Details

Register by emailing Kris Magnussen
: To Be Determined
Date: May 15, 2024, 9am-4pm ET

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

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 AM EST

ICS 300 Offering

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is offering a delivery of ICS 300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents. The target audience for this delivery is state and local public health officials, with other response partners as space allows. This course is free and lunch will be provided to all participants. There is a class limit of 30 participants, so register now before it fills up!

Find the Link to Register HERE (an account is required to view this listing)
: New Haven Fire Academy, 230 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard, New Haven, CT 06519
Date: May 15-17, 2024, 9am-5pm ET

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.

Hartford Healthcare TTX & Full-Scale Exercise Schedule

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


You can also download the Full-Scale Exercise schedule as a PDF.


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


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


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

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