WV Responder Emergency Deployment Information

WVREDI is the official West Virginia online registration and credentialing site. The WV Responder Emergency Deployment Information(REDI) system is a web-based system developed to facilitate health and medical response through identification, credentialing and deployment of West Virginians willing to serve in an emergency, as well as non-emergent situations.

 

 

Registration is open to West Virginia’s health and medical professionals, as well as others who live or work in West Virginia and are willing to assist during a health related emergency or event.Harrison County utilizes WVREDI to communicatie with our volunteers on needed response roles and to provide information on current events, trainings, meetings and drills.

 

 

During site registration, you will be required to provide basic personal and professional information. You will be able to update this information as changes occur. You may want to gather licenses (personal and professional), credentials and immunization records before you begin your registration process.

Please remember that “volunteer” truly means volunteer. You can choose, at any time, to decline any request that you receive for deployment.

 

If you are now ready to enroll in WVREDI, you may do so by clicking on the following link

https://www.wvredi.org/

Emergency Preparedness for Families with Special Needs

(CDC: Public Health Matters Blog) Children with special healthcare needs may be more vulnerable during an emergency. They may have difficulty moving from one location to another, urgent or persistent medical needs, difficulty communicating or have trouble with transitioning to different situations. Please follow the link for more information to help prepare for your special child.

http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2013/07/emergency-preparedness-for-families-with-special-needs/

 

Harrison County Medical Reserve Corps’

The Harrison County MRC, as part of the Citizen Corps and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), exists to organize and train local volunteers to support their community’s medical response during a large-scale disaster or public health initiatives.

 Goals:

 The Harrison County Medical Reserve Corps’ goal is to train a team of volunteers, who, when called upon during a disaster, will support and enhance a local, regional or statewide hospital/disaster response. The MRC will work in conjunction with the Harrison County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), the United Hospital Center, the Harrison County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Center, and the Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department and other groups to supply the necessary personnel to meet local health care needs during any emergencies and public health initiatives

 If you are interested in joining our local MRC please use the following link,

http://www.volunteerharrisonwv.org/Mrc.aspx

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

If you are interested in joining the local CERT group please follow the link below,

http://www.volunteerharrisonwv.org/Mrc.aspx

If you would like more information on Citizens Corps

http://www.citizencorps.gov/index.shtm

Behavioral Health

Disaster Distress Helpline

 The occurrence of natural and man-made disasters has increased in the U.S and its territories by 39% over the past decade. . The psychological impact these events have on a significant proportion of people who experience them informs us of the need for a disaster behavioral health hotline network to provide disaster crisis counseling, information and referral in any part of the country.

 The Mental Health Association-New York City/Link2Health Solutions (L2HS) established the Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH), to provide free, confidential and multilingual, 24/7 crisis support services.

 In an emergency if you need to talk to someone:

Telephone: 1-800-985-5990

SMS: TalkWithUs at 66746

Faith Based Emergency Response

Harrison County Faith-Based Community Initiative for Disaster Recovery

PROJECT G.R.A.C.E.

Getting Ready Ahead (of) Catastrophic Events

A Source of Calm During the Storm

The Church has a good history of reacting to catastrophic events in providing for the local community. In fact, the local Church has typically become a center point for those who are impacted by tragic events.

We live in very exciting and interesting times! As we listen to the news and read our daily papers, we see a world that sometimes looks like it is spinning out of control! We have wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, tornados, huge hurricanes, terrorism and the threat of pestilence.

 

PROJECT G.R.A.C.E. helps the local Church develop a planned response to catastrophic events. In our day, the following types of events are a very real threat:

  • Pandemic Flu Outbreak
  • Bio Terror/Nuclear Disaster
  • Catastrophic Natural Disasters

 

Instead of reactingto a disaster – PROJECT G.R.A.C.E. is helping Harrison County’s Faith-Based Community plan an organized response to these types of events. Federal, State and Local authorities all agree that it is not if these events are going to happen – but when they will happen…

 

 

PROJECT G.R.A.C.E. has been prepared for you in conjunction with the following organizations:

  •  A Flame for Christ Ministries
  • Harrison County Local Emergency Planning Committee

 

WHAT THE CHURCHES ARE CALLED TO DO IN PROJECT G.R.A.C.E.

I. COMMUNICATIONS

A. FIRST AND FOREMOST The Church needs to communicate to the local congregation the “need for” individuals and families to be personally prepared “before” catastrophic events occur and “how to” prepare in advance.

B. Each Church should set up a G.R.A.C.E. Team to communicate to (a) the congregation; (b) to other churches; and (c) to the 911 Center during and after catastrophic events.

C. Each Church should set up and be part of the Harrison County Neighborhood Emergency Radio Communications System (NERCS).

 

 

II. MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

A. Work with and help the Elderly; Disabled and Handicapped in your community. Assign congregational members to minister on a regular basis, and especially during catastrophic events. This is called PROJECT S.A.F.E. [Shut-In’s Assistance For Emergencies].

B. Be a back-up Shelter and/or Triage Center to handle overflow victims of a catastrophic event.

C. Be a Distribution Center for food, water and other emergency supplies during a catastrophic event.

D. Pastors be trained to serve as back-up volunteer Chaplains at the hospitals and also Chaplains to First Responders.

PROJECT G.R.A.C.E. has been established to help you plan in advance an organized response and be a source of calm in the storm!

If you or your church are interested please click on the link below,

http://www.aflameforchrist.org/pages.asp?pageid=57145