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: Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 - Friday, Sep 13, 2019, (All day)

Update as of 8/20 - Class cancelled

This course is a guide for local health officials and their partners to coordinate plans to provide mass
distribution of medical countermeasures in response to a large-scale public health incident. This course
focuses on planning considerations, recommendation to achieve the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s (CDC’s) 48-hour standard for Mass Prophylaxis, and the local community’s Mass
Prophylaxis and Point of Dispensing (POD) site preparedness. The course material is applicable to
pandemic influenza, bio-terrorism, and other public health emergencies.

FEMA / SID NumberStudents must
register and bring a copy of their SID
number to class. Register

• Emergency Medical Services Concepts for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Events (AWR-111-W)
• Terrorism Awareness for Emergency First Responders (AWR-160-W)
• Medical Management of CBRNE Events (PER211)

Course Length (16hours)
September 12 -13, 2019 8-5 Daily
Venue Johnson County EMA - 4529 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, Iowa 52246


For more information, contact:
Travis Beckman
5A Training Coordinator/Johnson County Deputy
EMA Director