DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
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 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. Both organizations have 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.