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Training Opportunities and Exercises for Health Care Professionals

DHEC disaster preparedness training opportunities are focused on:

  • Health care system preparedness           
  • Health care system recovery
  • Emergency operations coordination       
  • Fatality management
  • Information sharing                                    
  • Medical surge
  • Responder safety and health                   
  • Volunteer management.

Physician Training Programs

Recommended emergency physician training programs to improve disaster preparedness

Exercises

For information on upcoming exercises near you, please contact:

Richard Kos MBA, PEM
DHEC Office of Public Health Preparedness
Exercise Coordinator
2100 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Office: 803-898-3735
Cell:    989-277-5544
Fax:    803-898-3335
Email: kosrs@DHEC.sc.gov 

Local Training – Contact DHEC's Regional Staff

To learn about how to participate in preparedness training in your region of the state, please contact one of the regional staff members in your area.

Lowcountry

Raymond Barteet, CHEP, CHES
Lowcountry Region Public Health Preparedness (PHP) Director
Telephone: 843-953-0062
Email:  barteere@dhec.sc.gov

Jordan Bradway, CEM, CHEC-II
Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinator
Telephone:  843-953-0400
Email:  bradwajj@dhec.sc.gov

Midlands

Karen Hutto, BSN, RN, CHSP, MEP, CHEP
Midlands  Region Public Health Preparedness (PHP)Director
Telephone: 803-576-2691
Email:  huttokg@dhec.sc.gov

Vickie White
Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinator
Telephone:  803-576-2756
Email:  whiteve@dhec.sc.gov

Pee Dee

Vacant
Pee Dee  Region Public Health Preparedness (PHP) Director
Telephone:
Email: 

Betty Anne Bourbeau
Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinator
Telephone:  843-915-8860
Email:  bourbeea@dhec.sc.gov

Upstate

Donald M. Peace, PhD, FACHE
Upstate Region Public Health Preparedness (PHP) Director
Telephone: 864-260-5587
Email:  peacedm@dhec.sc.gov

Elizabeth McArthur
Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinator
Telephone:  864-372-3139
Email:  mcarthea@dhec.sc.gov