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Hospital Preparedness Program

The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) is a federally-funded initiative that enhances the ability of Riverside County’s health care system to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

Under HPP, EMD receives funds and guidance to plan for healthcare surge capacity, medical evacuation, alternate care sites, disaster healthcare volunteers, and fatality management. Other program priorities include: pharmaceutical caches, personal protective equipment and decontamination. 

HPP provides Riverside County healthcare personnel various emergency response training courses to ensure standardization of equipment and competency-based instruction for health care personnel responding to a terrorist incident or other public health emergency. 

  • Califonia Health Alert Network (CAHAN) system for emergency planning and response communication with public health partners.
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, & Explosive (CBRNE) Threats
  • First Receiver Awareness/First Responder Operations (FRA/FRO) Decontamination
  • Hospital Incident Command System (HICS): Incident Command System 100, 200, & 700
  • LiveProcess
  • ReddiNet
  • Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

View the training calendar for upcoming courses. 

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