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, Nov 17, 2022 - Friday, Nov 18, 2022, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

This is a virtual offering from NDPTC

Course Description:
Winter storms can strike every state in the United States. It is important that every community be ready for the hazards associated with them. This course assists to provide emergency managers, first responders, and community members across all sectors with a basic understanding of the latest knowledge in winter weather science, forecasting, warning, and best practices in preparedness. The course enhances the ability of participants to identify and describe the hazards associated with winter weather and to better prepare for and mitigate the impacts of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and dangerously low temperatures. The goal of this course is to provide participants with the basics of winter weather science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness. Course Modules: Science of Winter Weather, Winter Weather Forecast Process, Winter Weather Warning Process and Safety, Winter Storm Scenario
Course Prerequisites:
Course Target Audience:
The target audience for this awareness-level course includes participants across a broad spectrum of the community who need to be aware of the threat of winter weather. In particular, this should be of interest to emergency managers, first responders, small businesses, corporations, federal/state/tribal governments, NGOs, community organizations, and typical households who need to prepare and respond to hazards associated with winter storms.
Additional Information:
1) This virtual course will be conducted in four-hour blocks, over two consecutive days 2) Registration is available through the NDPTC website.
Event Dates:
11/17/2022 through 11/18/2022
Event Time:
1:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day
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Point of Contact

Stephen Hughes
Phone Number:
(515) 725-3201
Email Address: