Charlotte-Mecklenburg Preparathon! Tornado Drill

Here in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, spring often brings violent tornadoes along with budding leaves and new flowers. That’s why Charlotte-Mecklenburg County is conducting their PrepareAthon! Drill for Tornado Safety on Wednesday, March 8. While everyone knows it’s important to prepare, this drill will ensure that all area residents know exactly what to do in the event […]

MHPC Facilitates Nash Hospital First Receiver Training

At the end of January, MHPC traveled to Rocky Mount, North Carolina to train a group of individuals at Nash County Hospital. MHPC gave a two-day class in the first receiver decontamination program. The class instructors included Scott Hess MHPC and subject matter expert Rick Bearden, from the Center for Domestic Preparedness. The class included […]

MHPC Participates in Full-Scale Exercise with Cabarrus Health Alliance

MHPC participated in the Cabarrus Health Alliance’s full-scale exercise testing a drive-thru POD on Friday, February 10th. Staff provided assistance with the exercise as evaluators and were responsible for critiquing different elements of the exercise. Prior to the exercise beginning, staff were given a safety briefing and brief introduction to their command staff. Following the […]

New ASPR 2017-2022 Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities Available

ASPR has released the new 2017-2022 Healthcare Preparedness and Response Capabilities for all to view. The updated capabilities are the guidance that MHPC will follow throughout the new five year grant cycle. Below is a crosswalk of the 2012 and new 2017 capabilities that shows how previous capabilities have been moved into larger “buckets”. The […]

MHPC Coordinates Response to Flooded areas Following Hurricane Matthew

Just one week following the civil unrest in Charlotte, Hurricane Matthew began making its way up the southeastern coast and our counterparts in Florida began sending requests to North Carolina for resources with the anticipation of severe damage and a large population to be affected. The MHPC was contacted to begin assembling clinical staffing and […]

MHPC Establishes Role as Liaison During Civil Unrest in Charlotte

What happened? Following an officer involved shooting on September 20, 2016, the Charlotte area experienced episodes of civil unrest. While peaceful at times, intermittent episodes of violence continued throughout the duration of the event, lasting until roughly September 25. Initial protests began late afternoon on Tuesday, September 20, only hours after the shooting occurred. Incidents […]

MHPC Launches Electronic Asset List

Metrolina Healthcare Preparedness Coalition is proud to announce the launch of our Asset List! We have been working hard to provide a comprehensive list of  MHPC assets that are available to you, our partners and stakeholders. Please take some time to browse our new Asset List which can be found in the Tools & Info section […]

Anson County Health & Rehabilitation HVAC Deployment

The popup summer storms that have been affecting the Metrolina region are bound to bring their share of issues with them, including series of power outages. On Friday, July 15th, Anson County Health & Rehabilitation experienced one such outage after falling trees impacted nearby power lines. Though generator power was able to provide emergency lighting […]

May NASCAR Race Weekends

Following the substantial deployment of assets and personnel to the Carolina Rebellion earlier in the month of May, the MHPC and Metrolina SMAT were requested to by Cabarrus EMS to assist with two weekends of NASCAR races to be held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This was the second year in a row that the […]

CPCC MCI Drill

April allowed the MHPC staff and Metrolina SMAT volunteers to participate in a large-scale MCI Drill in conjunction with Central Piedmont Community College’s EMS Program, Charlotte Fire Department, and MEDIC. The bi-annual event was held at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in hopes of helping seventy-five future EMT graduates gain the hands-on experience of an […]