Emergency Preparedness Plans

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Be Personally Prepared for Emergencies: What Can You Do

Spring 2009 Grand Rounds Series - Be Personally Prepared for Emergencies:  What Can You Do?  Presented by Bret Voorhees, Chief of Communications & Technology Bureau, Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management

This webcast originally occurred live on: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 and is now presented in archived format. 

Related Websites: FEMA - Are You Ready? | Be Ready Iowa

Program Goal Bret Voorhees, chief of the Communications and Technology Bureau in the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division, will...

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Iowa's Strategic National Stockpile Program

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There are five sections in this course:

  1. Section 1: Introduction and Overview
  2. Section 2: Requesting SNS Assets
  3. Section 3: SNS Assets
  4. Section 4: Receipt, Allocation, and Distribution of Medical Assets
  5. Section 5: Points of Dispensing (PODs)

There are review questions at the end of each section. These review questions will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in these sections....

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Volunteer Management for Public Health

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Course Summary

There are five sections in this course:

  • Section 1: Types of Volunteers
  • Section 2: Important Considerations When Using Volunteers
  • Section 3: VOLAGs, MRC, DMATs
  • Section 4: Developing a Volunteer Program
  • Section 5: Orientation, Training, and Deployment

There are review questions at the end of modules. These review questions will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in...

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Overall Aspects of Managing an Agency

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The University of Iowa College of Public Health's Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC), in cooperation with the Iowa Counties Public Health Association (ICPHA), has developed a series of practiced-based educational programs targeted toward new public health administrators and nursing administrators. The programs are part of the Institute's continuing effort to provide training to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the current public health workforce

Intended...

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Knowledge of Public Health

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Course Summary

The University of Iowa College of Public Health's Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC), in cooperation with the Iowa Counties Public Health Association (ICPHA), has developed a series of practiced-based educational programs targeted toward new public health administrators and nursing administrators. The programs are part of the Institute's continuing effort to provide training to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the current public health...

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Ready or Not: A Family Preparedness Scenario

This course provides training in emergency preparedness for the families of first responders, focusing on protective actions your family can take prior to a disaster

Intended Audience

local public health administrators and local county emergency managers.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this part, you will be able to:

  • Recognizefirst responders’ needs for family preparedness planning
  • Assembleall-hazard emergency...
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IS-1300: Introduction to Continuity of Operations

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This course is intended to lay the foundation of knowledge for students who wish to increase their understanding of continuity and building a comprehensive continuity program in their organization or jurisdiction. This course will replace IS-546.A Continuity of Operations Awareness Course and IS-547.A Introduction to Continuity of Operations. IS-546 and IS-547 contain outdated materials and information, are redundant (they...
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IS 26 - Guide to Points of Distribution

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Course Summary

This guide was developed to support the Points of Distribution (POD) overview video and provide an in depth look into the planning, operations, and demobilization stages of a POD mission. The lessons detail the staffing and procedures any state will need to plan for, execute, and shut down POD operations. The guide also includes key lessons such as safety, equipment, and resource accountability and informs the reader about the “Adopt a POD” program being used by the...

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