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, Apr 5, 2023, 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Repeats every month on the first Wednesday 12 times.
  • This test typically occurs the first Wednesday of every month. 
  • The test starts with all hospitals and public health in Service Area 1, and moves numerically through the service areas.
  • Generally, the radio test for Service Area 5 starts between 10 and 10:30 a.m.