Local Responder Attends Homeland Security Training

December 23, 2015

Stephen J. Kutchman, Manager of Respiratory Therapy at Conemaugh Miners Medical Center, recently completed Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) training in Anniston, Alabama.  

The CDP is operated under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in the nation. Kutchman completed the Framework for Healthcare Emergency Management (FRAME) course, which is a four day training that provides healthcare personnel fundamental knowledge in healthcare emergency management.

The CDP training focuses on critical skills needed to respond effectively to local incidents or potential Weapons of Mass Destruction events.

In addition to his role as Manager of Respiratory Therapy at Conemaugh Miners, Kutchman also coordinates Miners’ Emergency Preparedness efforts. He also serves as a Deputy Waterways Conservation officer for Pennsylvania’s Fish and Boat Commission’s Bureau of Law Enforcement.

 About Conemaugh Miners Medical Center

Conemaugh Miners Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint hospital, is a fully renovated community hospital serving rural northern Cambria County and surrounding areas. It is the region's sole hospital and specializes in family and primary care. As a member of the Conemaugh Health System, Conemaugh Miners provides patients with access to specialists and new technologies.