Health Care Facility Based Training Opportunities

Are you in need of respiratory protection training, decontamination training, or exercise development and facilitation at your facility?  If so, the coalition now offers emergency preparedness planning, training and exercise services for a very reasonable fee at your facility.  You don’t have to drive to us, we come to you!!  The grant from the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) does not allow us to provide planning, training or exercise opportunities at a health care facility level, but we recognize the need to for this service and want you to know that it is available.  

Services Provided

  • Drill facilitation
  • Emergency communications consultation
  • Environmental safety and security risk assessments
  • Evacuation equipment training
  • Exercise facilitation
  • Exercise planning and coordination
  • First receiver decontamination training
  • Hazard and vulnerability development
  • Incident command system training
  • Physical security and environmental design assessments
  • Plan and documentation review and development
  • Pressure point control tactics and self-defense
  • Professional speaking on emergency preparedness topics
  • Psychological first aid
  • Respiratory protection – fit testing
  • Verbal de-escalation

Please feel free to reach out to your regional representative if you have any questions.

Shawn Stoen:

Dave Miller:   



The West Central Health Care Preparedness Coalition participated in the Healthcare Coalition Response Leadership Course in Anniston, Alabama during the week of August 6 – 8, 2019.  Along with representatives from two other coalitions from Florida and California, the course offered the opportunity to share coalition best practices and discuss the role of the health care coalition in a response to public health and medical emergencies.


This course has been offered over 50 times during the past two years, however, during this course the participants were honored to have a visit from Deputy Assistant Secretary to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Kevin Yeskey.  Together with Dr. Richard Hunt, ASPR’s Senior Medical Advisor for the National Healthcare Preparedness program; Jack Herrmann, Acting Director of ASPR’s Health Care Preparedness Program, and Tony Russel, the Superintendent at the Center for Domestic Preparedness; Dr. Yeskey presented to WCMHPC a Letter of Commendation as well as a Certificate of Appreciation.  It was quite an honor for all attendees.

Representatives from the WCMHPC include:

Shelley Svec, Horizon Public Health

Bev Larson, Stevens Community Medical Center

Kristi Wentworth, Otter Tail Public Health

Patrick Waletzko, Otter Tail Emergency Management

Lynn Seigel, Traverse County Emergency Management

Nathan Roy, Morris Emergency Medical Services

Scott Johnson, North Memorial Emergency Medical Services

Karen Meyer, Perham Health

Shawn Stoen, WCMHPC Regional Coordinator