NPP Partners with Hy-Vee to Bring Supplies to Fremont During Flooding
Nebraska Preparedness Partnership was called to the State Emergency Operations Center to help with response to the winter storm and flooding mid-March 2019. While there, the city of Fremont was cut off from supplies or people coming in or out of the city due to surrounding flood waters and flooded roads and railroad tracks.
NPP was made aware of the beginnings of food and fuel shortages in Fremont via their partnership with Hy-Vee. Hy-Vee was supplying much of the food to shelters in Fremont, as well as those still living in their homes. NPP brought this to the attention of the EOC and work with the Nebraska National Guard, Department of Transportation, Nebraska State Patrol, Hy-Vee and others began to work out a way to bring in the necessary resources. It takes a lot of partnerships and logistics to pull off something of this magnitude. At the end of the day, the Nebraska State Patrol led a convoy of trucks into the area on roads that were still closed and barely passable.
This is a prime example of how public-private partnerships should work in a disaster.
NPP Participates in Preparedness Workshop in Wayne, NE
Nebraska Preparedness Partnership was invited to attend a workshop hosted by Northeast Nebraska Emergency Managers and organizations held at the Wayne State College campus on March 8, 2019. NPP had a display table and was given the opportunity to introduce ourselves and what we do, as well as participate in networking opportunities.
Attendees listened to speakers on cyber security and conducting risk assessments. There was also a panel of speakers from a variety of public and private sector organizations to answer questions on how to prepare and respond to disasters. The panelists were all involved somehow with tornadoes that devastated the area the previous year.
The crowd listens attentively to Mike Paulsen, OPPD, as he speaks on cybersecurity awareness and best practices.
Dennis Snook, OPPD & NPP Board Member, instructs attendees on conducting risk assessments within their organization.
Active Threat Response Training at UNO CEC
Despite the still-slick roads from the weekend blizzard, over 40 people braved the traffic to attend the Active Threat Response presentation by Officer Devin Crinklaw of the Omaha Police Department on February 26, 2019. Officer Crinklaw provided excellent information and imparted a bit of levity to a sobering subject. Attendees came away with signs to look for as a precursor and what they can do to be better prepared for an event like this in their businesses.
Because casualties from active killers most often involve profuse or fatal blood loss, Officer Crinklaw is of the firm belief that everyone should take Stop The Bleeding training. If you are interested in this training, contact NPP and we will get you connected.
Officer Devin Crinklaw presents valuable information
to a captive audience
NPP-sponsored ICS 100 Training Informative and Successful
Battalion Chief Chris Langlois from the Omaha Fire Department instructed a full room of attendees on the Introduction to the Incident Command System. The presentation, held at the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District on January 29, 2019, invoked excellent conversation and questions on interactions between private businesses and the Fire Department.
ICS 100 - Introduction to the Incident Command System
B/C Chris Langlois, Omaha Fire Department
NPP Participates in the Statewide Clinical Disaster Risk Assessment Workshop
The Nebraska Preparedness Partnership was invited to attend the 2-day Clinical Disaster Risk Assessment Workshop in Lincoln on December 17 and 18, 2018. Attendees broke into PET region groups as they worked through pandemic and surge tabletop exercises to identify risks, vulnerabilities, and gaps and to determine how emergency management, first responders, health care facilities, and the community could work together.
NPP Presents at Community Resilience Training
Dennis Snook and Nikki Weber present on Nebraska Preparedness Partnership at the Community Resilience Training sponsored by the Lincoln Community Foundation. Several businesses and organizations gathered for a full day at Cornhusker Bank in Lincoln to hear about preparedness and community resilience on December 12, 2018.
NEMA’s “Beacon” Newsletter includes NPP and Building Nebraska Resiliency
The July 2018 issue of Nebraska Emergency Management’s “Beacon” included an article on NPP and Building Nebraska Resiliency.
NPP Featured in Center for Preparedness Education “UnCentered” Article
NPP was a featured topic in the Spring 2018 edition of the “UnCentered” Magazine from the Center for Preparedness Information.