How to Use WebEOC PIO Board During Disasters

Thursday April 11, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM HST

In the event of a significant event/emergency, communication within the healthcare community is critical, as is the accuracy of the information being shared with the public. Healthcare public relations professionals and those responsible for public relations within their healthcare organizations are invited to join us as Chris Crabtree, Executive Director of Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management (HHEM), discusses how to use the WebEOC PIO (public information officer) board during disasters.

This internet-based system is used to collect and share information among healthcare organizations and also assists officials in ensuring information is accurate and consistent. As part of the training, participants will be able to see how the hospital command center creates and handles posts to the “Request for Assistance”, or RFA, board. However, this training is meant for participants from throughout the healthcare continuum, not just hospitals.

Participants in this session will also learn:

1. How to access WebEOC with their facility PIO login
2. How to monitor the WebEOC board
3. How to create and post items to the significant events board

Target Audience: Public information officers and healthcare administrators working for organizations that include hospitals, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home care companies, hospice organizations and dialysis facilities.


FREE for HAH members
$35 for Non-members

Please note: There are no continuing education credits available for this session.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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 Chris Crabtree began his career as a Firefighter Paramedic in Maryland from 2000 to 2004.  He then served as a paramedic and flight paramedic for the City and County of Honolulu and Hawaii Air Ambulance from 2004 to 2007.  From 2005 to 2012, Chris was an Assistant Professor in the Emergency Medical Services Department at Kapiolani Community College.  He taught entry level EMTs and Paramedics, coordinated and lead instruction for the continuing medical education program which consisted of national certification courses and the development and implementation of new programs such as the critical care emergency transport program and the Emergency Pediatric Care program.

He became a member of the Hawaii Disaster Medical Assistance Team in 2006 and was appointed Training Officer and Planning Section Chief until 2015.  In 2016, he was promoted to acting Deputy Commander.  He joined the Healthcare Association of Hawaii in June of 2013 as the Manager of Program Development in the Emergency Services division.  In July of 2016, he was appointed Director of the program.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Asian Studies, a Master of Public Administration and a Doctor of Public Health Degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He is also a Board Certified Emergency Manager.