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, Oct 26, 2021, 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Marion County Public Health

2003 North Lincoln Street

Knoxville, IA 50138

TARGET AUDIENCE: State, County and local Emergency Management, Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Public Works, Public Health, City/County Administration or any personnel who will be part of an emergency or disaster response. And any individuals who want to learn more about the uses and benefits of this powerful and Credentialing and Accountability System.About this event

The first half of the training day will cover the SALAMANDER LIVE VERSION 2, which is a resource management tool developed and funded by the Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEMD). This statewide solution gives all city and county agencies the ability to credential personnel/equipment and produce the standardized ID card credential. This then allows for seamless interoperability across all city and county lines. The resource information is housed in the web-based "Salamander LIVE" system. As of today, there is over 32,000 people in this database across the state.

The second half of the day will focus on the Salamander "TRACK APP" (for smartphones and tablets) to conduct resource accountability. The Salamander "rapidTAG" (incident specific badging system) and "rapidTAG EVAC" (evacuation management/family reunification solution) will be covered.  Using "Salamander LIVE", this course will also cover the ability to generate incident specific reports (including NEW personnel and equipment COST REPORTS. NEW Salamander "INVENTORY MANAGEMENT" Solution will also be discussed.