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: Monday, Apr 6, 2020 - Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020, (All day)

Polk County EOC
Des Moines, IA

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
jurisdiction regardless of size.
Audience: The target audience for this training are those involved in planning, budgeting
management, design, development, conduct, and evaluation of exercises or those involved in
the following roles at all levels of the planning process including:

  • Exercise Planning Team Leaders/Members who require a comprehensive understanding of the HSEEP Exercise Planning Cycle
  • Controllers and Facilitators who are responsible for the successful control and conduct of an exercise
  • Evaluators who need to understand the evaluation processes; the supporting Core Capabilities and Exercise Evaluation Guides (EEGs); and be familiar with exercise conduct
  • Exercise Program Managers who require an understanding of the Program Management and Improvement Planning process
  • Senior Officials due to their responsibility for the continued operation of their assigned

Prerequisites: IS-120 (Required), IS-130 (Recommended)

Additional Information:
1) Complete the FEMA Form 119-25-1 ( Submit
completed application & prerequisites via email to
2) Participants will need to bring a device that they can download the course
materials to or print the student manual and bring with you.
3) Travel and meals will be on your own, adequate time will be allowed.
4) This facility takes a whole block with Polk County Public Health on the front
(south side of building). Park in the south lot, enter from the east door.