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 - Wednesday, Mar 8, 2023, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Linn County Emergency Management Agency

Room 125

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Description: This 2-day course is designed to prepare response personnel and other responsible professionals to handle a mass fatalities incident effectivly by properly caring for the dead and the living--both responders and survivors. **This course is part of the FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS)

Audience: EMA's, Medical Examiners, EMS's, Public Works, Fire, Law,Funeral directors, Media

Additional Info: 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) 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, limited to the first 10 registrants who respond prior to start of class.

All other travel will be on your own if the above doesn't apply or requested. Please follow the current CDC guidelines, and if you feel ill, have a temperature, or have a sore throat, stay home.


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