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, Apr 22, 2020 - Friday, Apr 24, 2020, (All day)

1925 Newell St
Waterloo, IA 50707

Course Overview:
This 3-day training will examine the role, design, and function of the Emergency Operations Center
(EOC) and their supportive relationship as a NIMS Command and Coordination component a Multi-
Agency Coordination System. Provide training about staffing, organization, information, systems,
communications, and equipment needs at the EOC, such activating and deactivating, operations, as
well as training and exercising. Focus on the role of an EOC as one of four NIMS Command and
Coordination Structures.

Target Audience: A wide variety of partners for this course includes the following:

  • fire service
  • law enforcement
  • emergency management
  • public works
  • public health
  • medical emergency
  • hospitals
  • businesses and non-governmental organizations

Additional Information:
1) Parking is located in the back of the building, through the gates. Walk down the left side building
sidewalk and enter into the large training room on the lower level.
2) Travel and meals will be on your own-adequate time will be allotted for lunch.

IS 100, 2200, 700, & 800. We also recommend: IS 200, IS 191.
Courses can be found on FEMA Independent Study site.

Registration available at:
Facility questions: Lorie Glover,, or (319) 291-4373
Registration questions: HSEMD training staff,