NVHD PHEP Coordinator Jess attended a training on personal protective equipment (PPE) on October 30, 2014 that focused on protection from infectious diseases.  The training featured a PowerPoint presentation following a practical part.  This training was hosted by the Pomperaug Health District at the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department.

Jess was featured in a  Republican American article that reported about the training (she is the one dressed in the photo under the "DRESSING FOR DISEASE" headline).

Jess also helped evaluate an Ebola drill at Waterbury Hospital.



Wednesday May 20, 2015

Fairfield Health Department hosted its first drive-through POD.  Jess participated in this exercise as a Dispensing Lane Leader.  Fairfield is part of CT DEMHS Region 1.



Saturday April 25, 2015

Jess observed a CT DEMHS Region 2 Mass Casualty Exercise at the Durham Fair Grounds.

The NVHD Safety Committee coordinated a training on fire safety and security measures on site.   The training was provided by the Deputy Fire Marshal of Seymour, CT at NVHD.  Here are photos of the staff practicing extinguishing a controlled fire using the P-A-S-S technique.


NVHD PHEP Coordinator Jess participated as the Observer Coordinator for a CT DEMHS Region 5 mass casualty incident exercise in Torrington, CT on Saturday June 20, 2015. 

The Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD) is the accredited public health entity that serves Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour and Shelton.    NVMRC Unit Leader Jessica Stelmaszek, MPH is also the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Coordinator for the NVHD.  This page is intended to provide insight and highlights of the NVHD PHEP Program.  This page is not all-inclusive and will be edited periodically.  

For more information about the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program at the Naugatuck Valley Health District, please contact the PHEP Coordinator, Jess

(203) 881-3255


All photos belong to Jessica Stelmaszek or the Naugatuck Valley Health District unless otherwise noted.