DELVALLE INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS LEARNING CENTER HAS LAUNCHED
Please visit The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness Learning Center, an online portal to our programs and additional resources to support our stakeholders beyond the classroom. Access the Learning Center to (1) learn about current and upcoming programs, (2) register for online and classroom programs, and (3) review valuable resources.
The DelValle Institute of Emergency Preparedness is a program of the Boston Emergency Medical Services, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission. The Institute was founded in 2003 and named in honor of Manuel DelValle, Jr. Manuel was a firefighter with Engine 5 for the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), who was killed while responding to the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. He was the stepson of Dr. Peter Moyer, former Medical Director for Boston’s public safety agencies, Police, Fire, and EMS.
The DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness informed by the risk posed from the threats, vulnerabilities, and public health and safety consequences associated with disasters. These offerings are delivered across the spectrum of first responders, public health and healthcare agencies, as well as community and private sector partners.
As a program within Boston EMS and BPHC, we have access to a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise. Boston EMS and BPHC have public health and safety missions that provide the framework for the work we do at the Institute:
Boston EMS, the provider of emergency medical services for the City of Boston, is committed to compassionately delivering excellent pre-hospital care and to protecting the safety and health of the public.
BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION
The Boston Public Health Commission, the country’s oldest health department, is an independent public agency providing a wide range of health services and programs. It is governed by a seven-member board of health appointed by Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Its mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable.