Initial Response

  • What is the scope of the incident and the response?
  • How will it affect service delivery?
  • Where are the impacted communities?
  • What population is impacted?
  • What is the anticipated medical surge?
  • Determine communication means
  • Evaluate healthcare organization, staff and supplies
  • Healthcare facility status
  • Consider healthcare facility incident command status
  • Determine health department status
  • Identify who need to know
  • Identify resources to be deployed
  • Consider healthcare facility decompression initiatives


Free, Excellent Event for QC Red Ribbon Week Virtual Event Featuring Tim Ryan

Submitted by Coordinator on October 27, 2020 - 9:13am
The Quad Cities Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition presents Tim Ryan, featured speaker for their Red Ribbon Virtual Event. Tim Ryan inspires change in the hearts of addicts—while speaking to real solutions in the opioid epidemic. Tim unravels addiction by addressing the entire community. He works tirelessly to build awareness, tools, and lasting change in every group touched by addiction—corporations, community members, healthcare providers, law enforcers, legislators, parents, teachers, administrators, and more. Tim is not just another talking head on the subject. He lost nearly everything to heroin—including his own son. It was in prison that he found recovery—and a passion to help others. Today, he is one of the nation’s most in-demand speakers and consultants on the topic of addiction—and a tireless activist for recovery. As the voice of hope in the opioid epidemic, Tim is a regular subject on national media, a Global Goodwill Ambassador, and was an invited guest to the 2016 State of the Union address.

DHS Region 7 / NETEC Online COVID Training Course Oct. 7th

Submitted by Coordinator on September 16, 2020 - 7:27am

DHS Region 7 and NETEC (University of Nebraska Medicine) will be offering a day-long Zoom course on October 7th for the four states of our region to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19, plus touch on other special pathogens as well.  They will grant CEUs in two-hour blocks, thinking that folks may not be able to devote an entire day for this.  Credit will be granted through Zoom log-in tracking, so the flexibility of picking what you want to hear will be a nice option.  A flyer is almost finished and will be

CANCELLED: NETEC Frontline Course

Submitted by Coordinator on March 5, 2020 - 11:58am

Locations   - several options, with hopefully more satellite sties to be developed in the   coming weeks.

NETEC Team LIVE - Mary Greeley Medical Center /   Ames IA - 1111 Duff Ave.

Satellite gathering site - Johnson County EMA /   Iowa City IA - 4529 Melrose Ave

Satellite gathering site - Estherville IA / more   info to follow on details

EMS and ALL Training Opportunity: Anticipating the Unthinkable

Submitted by Sam Jarvis on February 25, 2020 - 12:31pm

Please join us AND assist us in spreading the word about the 6B Service Area’s “Anticipating the Unthinkable” events in Cedar Falls on March 2nd and Decorah on March 3rd.  Both events start at 6:00 PM. If you haven’t heard about this yet, 6B is bringing Carly Posey to the area; many of our emergency managers heard Carly speak at the Iowa Homeland Security Conference last fall. Carly tells her story of no one being prepared for what happened inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. She shares what went wrong and right on that day and the days and years to follow.

Intermediate Emergency Operations Center Functions

Submitted by Sam Jarvis on February 19, 2020 - 7:29am

Course Overview:
This 3-day training will examine the role, design, and function of the Emergency Operations Center
(EOC) and their supportive relationship as a NIMS Command and Coordination component a Multi-
Agency Coordination System. Provide training about staffing, organization, information, systems,
communications, and equipment needs at the EOC, such activating and deactivating, operations, as
well as training and exercising. Focus on the role of an EOC as one of four NIMS Command and
Coordination Structures.