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: Saturday, Sep 21, 2019, (All day)

Introduction to Continuity of Government Planning for Rural Jurisdictions is an eight-hour course designed to help government officials and emergency responders in rural areas with the development of continuity plans that will help officials ensure essential government services remain functional across a spectrum of emergencies. This course will expose participants to the benefits of developing continuity of government plans for rural communities with special focus on succession planning, delegation of authority, redundant communications, and alternate facilities.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:
•Develop or strengthen current continuity plans

•Address resource needs•Succession planning

•Plan for alternate communications

•Designate alternate facilities

•Authority delegation•Identify critical equipment needs

•Ensure personnel are properly trained

Public Information and Warning*Please note all foreign nationals need to complete a Department of Homeland Security Foreign National Visitor Request Form in order to attend this course.

Please sign-up no later than September 7, 2019 as a minimum of 20 registrations must be received by this date to confirm the class will be held. Should you have any questions regarding the local jurisdiction or directions to the facility please contact Brian Wright at or Ph: (563) 770--5516.