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G-386 Mass Faltality

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:00 am to Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Morrill County Community Hospital 1313 S Street Bridgeport, NE 69336
Tim Newman, Director Region 22 Emergency Management 1801 Avenue B Scottsbluff, NE 69361 office: 308-436-6689 cell: 308-765-2786 tnewman@scottsbluff.org


Course Goal

The Mass Fatality Incident Response course is designed to prepare response personnel and other responsible professionals to handle a mass fatalities incident effectively by properly caring for the dead and the living—both responders and survivors.

Course Objectives At the end of this course, the students should be able to:

  • Assess the local Mass Fatalities Annex to determine their jurisdictions’ preparedness for a mass fatalities incident.
  • Describe the critical operational activities: Notification, staging, search and recovery, morgue operations, media relations, and family assistance.
  • Explain how a 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 mass fatalities responders are addressed.

Medical Examiners/Coroners

Public Works Personnel

Funeral Directors

Members of the Clergy

Law Enforcement Personnel

The Salvation Army Personnel

Fire Department Personnel

American Red Cross Personnel

Emergency Medical Services Personnel

Forensic specialists

Emergency Planners

National Guard Members

Emergency Management Personnel

Transportation (railroads, etc.) Personnel

Public Officials

Other significant disaster workers

Media (Public Information Officers)

A maximum class size of 30 students is recommended for this course.