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, Oct 26, 2022, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Pocahontas Community Hospital

606 NNW 7th Street

Pocahontas, IA 505074

Service Area 7 is pleased to announce the upcoming Basic Public Information Officer Course. This is a one day course and will satisfy requirements for the role of Public Information Officer. It introduces participants to the public information function and the role in the public safety, emergency management, hospital or Public Health, or city/county official environment.

· Course date: Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

· Course Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

· COVID masking requirements may be in effect based upon CDC guidelines.

· Class is limited to 24 students – register now to reserve your seat.

Registrations for this class will close by September 15th or sooner if all seats are taken.

To register for the course, please register using this link: ç

Cancellations: Please contact the following to cancel your registration –

Ron Vought

SA7-HCC Readiness Response Coordinator

Webster County Health Department


Phone: 515.573.4107 x4043

See attached flyer for more information. The registration link on the flyer will not work. Use the above link instead.