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


Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)

Submitted by Sam Jarvis on January 14, 2020 - 2:39pm

Registration link:
HSEEP is a consistent approach to capabilities-based exercise program management that uses
a common methodology for designing, developing, conducting, and evaluating exercises to
measure progress toward building, sustaining, and delivering core capabilities. The program is
designed to encourage the use of national best practices, is adaptable to the needs of each

Social Media Courses Opportunity

Submitted by Sam Jarvis on January 2, 2020 - 7:58am

The use of social media before, during and after disaster situations has grown exponentially in recent years. As people become inundated with social media messaging, it becomes more and more important to establish a strong relationship with your audiences through regular engagement.

*Please note that each course has a separate registration link.

Day 1: Engagement Strategies (2/4/2020)

Advancded PIO Training - Mason City, IA

Submitted by Sam Jarvis on November 15, 2019 - 9:00am

The class will be held 7/20/2020-7/24/2020 from 8AM-5PM each day at NIACC. This is a long training, but from what I’ve been told by others who have traveled to attend, it’s one of the best PIO trainings you will receive!


Remember, travel costs, meals, lodging, etc. is ALL reimbursable by FEMA. AND, the course is free!


Below is the link to register! PLEASE NOTE: there are only 40 seats available, so please register soon!