Welcome to the Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness
The mission of the Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness (ICDP) is to promote collaborative disaster readiness and support community resiliency. The ICDP focuses on integrated and collaborative all-hazards, prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation through education, training, and research. This unique center, located in the northeast corner of the third floor of LDS Hospital, offers two classrooms, 12 functional patient care rooms and a triage area — enabling participants to train together as they would work together in an actual disaster situation. The space is also utilized for non-hospital related disasters, such as active shooter drills and facilitated group discussion.
The ICDP opened in March of 2012. Since that time the center has provided training and education to the whole community which encompasses fire, law enforcement, EMS, healthcare, individuals and families (including those with access and functional needs), businesses, faith-based and community organizations, nonprofit groups, schools and academia, the media, and government agencies.
Our Focus Areas
We align our activities with the core capabilities identified in the Department of Homeland Security National Preparedness Goal and the Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness.
We support readiness and resiliency through four business areas:
- Training and Education – Increase knowledge, skills, and abilities by promoting the application of best practices and the latest technology.
- Exercise – Plan, execute, and facilitate integrated workshops, drills, and exercises
- Research – Expand the body of knowledge in disaster readiness and resilience
- Assessment – Provide subject matter expertise to assess the effectiveness of Emergency Management Programs and assess hazards, vulnerabilities, risks, capabilities, and devise a program to mitigate issues.