Jamestown Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that its own, Dane Grebel, JRMC Support Services manager and emergency preparedness manager, recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Ala.

Grebel attended the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents, a four-day course addressing disaster preparedness at the facility and system levels. Leaders within healthcare need to be prepared for any incident that may result in multiple casualties – natural disasters, releases of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and or explosives, or a disease outbreak resulting in an epidemic or pandemic.

Throughout the course, leaders focused on how to make critical decisions regarding all-hazards disaster emergency preparedness activities. They also learned essential disaster-planning response and recovery functions through lectures and then applied during tabletop exercises and a two-day functional exercise.

“I have completed two different trainings at the CDP; Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents and Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents,” shared Grebel. “The CDP is able to replicate real-world incidents and then escalate the incident to the point of breakdown, failure and ultimately success. The opportunity to learn and practice with the experts from the CDP was an amazing experience. I’m grateful to take what I have learned and apply it to our own emergency operations plans at JRMC.”

A Valley City native, Grebel joined the JRMC team in 2007 as the Environmental & Linen Services supervisor. He became manager in 2011 and added emergency management to his duties in 2018.

The CDP is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction training facility in the nation.

To learn more about JRMC or to schedule an appointment, visit www.jrmcnd.com or call (701) 952-1050.