Mass Fatalities Incident Response (G-386) (28-22-0386) - 008

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Brief Description
This course prepares personnel to handle mass fatalities effectively, while working with survivors
Full Description
This course prepares state and local response personnel and other responsible agencies and professionals to handle mass fatalities effectively and to work with the survivors in an emergency or disaster.
This course covers incident management; mass fatalities; planning before and operations during an incident; establishing the morgue; family assistance support operations; and assistance from the Federal government. The course concludes with a tabletop exercise.
Participants will learn to identify the characteristics of a mass fatality incident and identify the roles and responsibilities of key personnel in the incident. In addition, the instructor will describe the steps required to respond to a mass fatalities incident, including catastrophic numbers of fatalities and contaminated remains, and help participants determine their jurisdiction’s preparedness for a mass fatalities event.

Course Objectives:
-Describe the critical operational activities:
-Search and recovery
-Morgue operations
-Media relations
-Family assistance
-Explain how the Family Assistance Center is used to support families and to aid identification
of the deceased.
-Identify the requirements to ensure that the psychological needs of morgue personnel are
-Recognize the importance of Critical Incident Stress Debriefings for responders at a mass
fatalities incident.
-Identify the resources that are available during a mass fatalities incident and describe their
roles and responsibilities.
-Apply the principles of ICS to a simulated incident.

Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is local responders who may have responsibility for the recovery, handling, identification, and return of remains following a mass fatalities incident. This course is designed for a widely diverse audience. Experience in delivering this course shows that a broader audience (in terms of background) facilitates the sharing of information and experiences from diverse responder perspectives and is, therefore, preferable. The following list of entities with a role to play in a mass fatalities incident, encompasses the range of personnel, or agencies that would benefit from attending:
-County Health Officials
-EMS, Fire
-Emergency Managers
-Information Officers
-Medical Examiners
-Mental Health Professions
-National Guard
-Funeral Directors
-Dentists/Forensic Specialists
-Public Officials
-Emergency Planners
-Red Cross Health Services
-CISD Professionals
-Clergy members
-Transportation Personnel
-Law Enforcement
-Red Cross, etc.

Recommended Prerequisites:
-IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
-IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Cost: There is no fee for the course. Food, lodging, and transportation costs are the responsibility of the participant.

Course Completion Requirements: Participants who actively participate and attend all course contact hours will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the course."
Training Dates
06/20/2023 - 06/22/2023
Do you require reasonable accommodations in order to attend this course (if you select yes then you will be contacted by our office before the first day of class to discuss further).
Registration Dates
02/20/2023 - 05/30/2023
Available Seats
The maximum capacity for this class has been reached. Your request can be added to the waitlist. Additional seats may become available for future enrollment.
24h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
60 - Westchester County
Westchester County Department of Emergency Services Fire Training Center;
4 Dana Road
Valhalla, NY  10595
Reporting Instructions
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dress is business casual.  
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