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: Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Iowa National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC)
6100 NW 78th Ave

Registration URL:

Course Description:
This 2 hour IN-PERSON ONLY Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Program (BMAP) First Responder Emergency Services Explosives (FRESE) Briefing is intended to be for full-time, public safety professionals, with the need-to-know concerning improvised explosive devices (IEDs), bomb-making materials and homemade explosives. The topic areas for this briefing include:

- IEDs
- Acronyms for categorizing Improvised Explosive Device components
- Homemade Explosives (HMEs)
- Explosive Powders
- Exploding Target Materials
- HME Lab Concerns
- Case studies on bomb-making materials usage including: the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Austin Bombings
Course Prerequisites:
Course Target Audience:
Police, fire, emergency medical services and emergency management professionals.

NOTE: Registrants who are currently not employed by one of the disciplines listed will be contacted by Iowa Homeland Security and removed from the participant roster.
Additional Information:
1) Enter through the main entrance on the east side of the facility near the flags.
2) A government issued photo ID is required.
3) Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow enough time to go through security prior to the start of the briefing.
4) Lodging and mileage reimbursements are not authorized.
5) Meals are on your own.

Please follow the current CDC guidelines, and if you feel ill, have a temperature, or have a sore throat, stay home.