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, Feb 8, 2023 - Thursday, Feb 9, 2023, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Linn Co Emergency Management Room 125 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids
Iowa - 52404

Link to Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management to register:

This course provides training for those who respond to hazardous weather events while promoting partnership & coordination with NWS and emergency managers.

Prerequisites: none

Target Audience: EMA, EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, local elected officials, public/private sectors, non-profit organizations, school officials, public works

Begin Date: 2/8/2023

End Date: 2/9/2023

Time: 8:00 AM--5:00 PM

Additional Information:

1) Come in the main entrance of the college and go around the roundabout. It's a brick building on north end of campus we sit behind the tennis courts. 2) Please park in the parking lot to the west of are building and use the southwest entrance of the building. 3) Meals are on your own as well as lodging if below statement doesn't apply to you. 4) This multi-day course is supported with Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funding. You may request lodging reimbursement if you traveled an excess of 50 miles one way and an Iowa resident. Prior to start of class, email your lodging reimbursement request to Lodging reimbursement is limited to the first 10 registrants who respond prior to start of class. Maximum lodging reimbursement will be State of Iowa rate of $80 + taxes = $89.60/night. TAKE NOTE: lodging restrictions beginning January 1, 2022 for those requesting reimbursement. Please follow the current CDC guidelines, and if you feel ill, have a temperature, or have a sore throat, stay home.