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: Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019, (All day)

Peoria City/County Health Dept.

2116 N. Sheridan Rd.

Peoria, IL 61604 


This basic Public Information Officers Class will cover the following topics:

  • Media Awareness
  • Developing Talking Points
  • Developing a News Release
  • PIO Techniques
  • Joint Information Systems and the Joint Information Center
  • On Camera Interviews
  • Brief Introduction to Message Mapping
  • Press Briefing and Press Conference
  • Social Media
  • Troubleshooting