Field Services

Gerri Husband

The Field Services division ensures the coordination of IDHS activities and the centralization of the resources that are most directly involved in establishing, supporting, and communicating with the District Planning Oversight Committees (DPOCs), District Planning Councils (DPCs), and District Task Forces (DTFs).  The division encompasses the IDHS district coordinators, the Chemical, Biological Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Team and the role of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) field coordination.  Field Services is also responsible for EMS coordination at the district level and will allocate IDHS support and resources to local and district partners, assisting the districts with formation and development of District Response Task Forces, increasing mass casualty and medical surge capabilities, and enhancing communication within the districts.  Field Services staff will provide guidance and direction in support of local government (to include emergency responders) for technical assistance "subject matter expertise," in support of their efforts in planning, training, exercise, and response.