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, Mar 7, 2023, 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Polk Co Emergency Management

1907 Carpenter Ave

Des Moines, IA 50314

Description: This 1-day, Advanced Professional Series course will allow participants to develop an effective interface between Emergency Operations Center (EOC) by applying Incident Command System (ICS) principles. This course works best when delivered to ICS and EOC personnel from the same community. The course reviews ICS and EOC responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on exercises and group discussions to formulate the interface.

Prerequisites: IS 100, 700, 800, 200 or 2200

Audience: Participants should be teams made up of a community’s ICS and EOC personnel.

Additoinal Info: 1) Parking is available on the south side of the building or across the street to the south at the Human Services building. 1a) Do not park in the center spots designated for public health patients. 1b) Entrance to the EOC is on the east side of the building.

2) All travel and meals are on your own Please follow the current CDC guideline, and if you feel ill, have a temperature, or have a sore throat, stay home. **This course is identified as one of the Advanced Professional Series (APS) required courses.


Contact: Please contact the HSEMD Training Staff using the contact information page