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The Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant Program that provides funding to jurisdictions to support the integration of emergency management, health, and medical systems into a coordinated response to mass casualty incidents caused by any hazard. The MMRS program reduces the consequences of a mass casualty incident during the initial period of a response by having augmented existing local operational response systems before the incident occurs. It is the only federal grant program that supports multidisciplinary mass casualty response planning at the local/regional level. The Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System (HRMMRS) was developed under the direction of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) in 1999. It includes the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg and the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry and York.  About us...

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Virginians Urged To Take Precautions After Winter Storm

snowflakes 1a(Richmond, Va.)—The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) encourages everyone to protect themselves against serious health problems that can result from prolonged exposure to the cold and overexertion."Whether digging out from the wet, heavy snow brought by the recent winter storm or sledding and play...
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Virginians should prepare now for winter weather

vdem press release image FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2013 Complex weather event will affect the Commonwealth this weekend RICHMOND, Va. – Most of Virginia is likely to experience winter weather this weekend, and residents should take actions now to be ready for possible power outages and challenging road conditio...
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Peninsula Medical Reserve Corps Ranked First in Nation by Surgeon General

Source: Virginia Department of Emergency Management EM Update - October 16, 2013; Issue #121 Virginia's Peninsula Medical Reserve Corps is the most active program in the country according to the Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps Office of the Surgeon General. Tied with t...
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Hurricane Preparedness Tip: Never Ignore an Evacuation Order

Make plans in advance to secure your home and keep your loved ones and pets safe. Listen to local authorities for what to do in your area. For more information go to: Prepare to Evacuate For additional tips, fact sheets, and podcasts, see CDC's Hurricanes website.
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New Mass Casualty Incident Position Checklists Available

The Hampton Roads Mass Casualty Incident Response Guide (HRMCIRG) was revised in June 2013. Annex C of the HRMCIRG contains position checklists for the multi-casualty branch/group positions. ICS forms such as the Multi-Casualty Branch Worksheet form (ICS-305) and the Mass Casualty Incident Patien...
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