Infectious Disease Emergency Response (IDER) Plan
Infectious disease emergencies are circumstances caused by biological agents, including organisms such as bacteria, viruses or toxins with the potential for significant illness or death in the population. The Infectious Disease Emergencies Response (IDER) Plan may be used in situations that include naturally occurring outbreaks (e.g., measles, mumps, meningococcal disease), emerging infectious diseases (e.g., SARS, pandemic influenza), and bioterrorism.
Toolkit for Health Departments
The San Francisco Infectious Disease Emergency Response (IDER) Plan is composed of 3 parts:
- IDER Core Plan. The Core Plan provides guidance to all components of the response and is divided into modules, or chapters, that are based on the organizational chart. The use of modules provides responders with the information they need in short segments (they do not need to read the entire plan to begin implementation); allows for flexibility in response by allowing only required components to be activated without disrupting the flow of the plan; and, provides each module with clear information on their purpose, implementation approach, staffing needs, reporting, and available resources.
- Situation Specific Annexes. The 4 Annexes are designed to supplement the Core Plan with specific guidance on how to respond to particular events. The content in each Annex should be used in tandem with the general information in the Core Plan.
- Appendices. The Appendices contain reference material to assist in the response. Examples of appendix items include maps, pre-written Health Alerts, protocols, forms, reference materials, and equipment instructions.
The IDER Plan is compliant with the State Emergency Management System (SEMS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) and is based on the Incident Command System (ICS).
IDER Core Plan
The Entire IDER Core Plan (Feb. 2011)
Organizational Chart (Color Version)
Download parts of the plan:
- Table of Contents
- Plans Section
- Operations Section
- Logistics Section
- Finance Section
- Respiratory Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (June 2008)
- Bioterrorism Event (March 2009)
- Biological Agent Detection in the Environment – available by request a. Indoor Sampling Detection – available by request b. Outdoor Sampling Detection – available by request c. Evaluation and Testing of Suspicious Substances or Packages
- Waterborne Diseases – not available at this time
Appendix Table of Contents (Feb. 2011) Incident Command System (ICS) Forms:
- Overview of ICS Forms
- Incident Action Plan Cover Sheet
- Incident Briefing Form # 201
- Incident Objectives and Update Form # 202
- Module Objectives and Update Form # 202b
- Personnel and Communications List # 205
- Medical Plan Form # 206
- Personnel Sign-in Form # 211
- General Message Form # 213
- Resource Order Form # 308
To request additional items detailed in the Appendix Table of Contents please call (415) 554-2830.