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, Feb 16, 2023, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Iowa County Emergency Operations Center

104 Fire Ridge Rd
Williamsburg Iowa 52361


AWR 232 is an 8-hour, DHS/FEMA-certified, tuition-free, awareness-level course. The goal of this course is to teach participants the basics of mass fatality response while providing opportunities to exchange rural perceptions and brainstorm solutions to simulated emergencies. Responding to a mass fatality incident, which includes the recovery,
identifications, and reunification of the deceased, is one of the most difficult aspects of disaster response. In times of crisis, small, rural, and tribal communities are often ill-equipped with facilities to manage large numbers
of casualties. When the time comes, communities must be prepared to use available resources to properly manage the remains that will result. Regardless of the agencies or organizations that respond, whether they be governmental agencies or private or non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the responsibility to coordinate and manage these outside resources rests with local authorities

Topics include (but not limited to):
• Define mass fatality and possible scenarios
• Identify methods of obtaining Federal resources.
• Identify issues to be considered in mass fatality response planning.
• Explain the importance of mass fatality response planning.
• Identify potential resources that should be included in a response plan.

Who Should Attend:
• All First Responders • Coroner/Medical Examiners
• Public Health Officials • Emergency Management Personnel
• Community Stakeholders
• Citizen/Community Volunteers
• Funeral Service Providers
• Hospital Staff


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