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
When: Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020, (All day)

Discovery Park, 3300 Cedar Street Muscatine, IA 52761

April 14-15, 2020
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (both days)
Muscatine County Conservation Learning Center - Conference Room Located within Discovery Park, 3300 Cedar Street Muscatine, IA 52761

Course Description:
This 2-day training covers how to effectively communicate public information, actions the PIO can take to prepare for a media interview, on-scene responsibilities and joint information center/system concepts.

Additional Information: 1) Bring proper notetaking materials. 2) Travel and meals will be on your own, adequate time will be provided. 3) Use main entrance.
Required Prerequisites:
G0289 or IS-0029

Target Audience: This course is designed for individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the state, local, or tribal level
of government.

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