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.
Public Works Personnel
Members of the Clergy
Law Enforcement Personnel
The Salvation Army Personnel
Fire Department Personnel
American Red Cross Personnel
Emergency Medical Services Personnel
National Guard Members
Emergency Management Personnel
Transportation (railroads, etc.) Personnel
Other significant disaster workers
Media (Public Information Officers)
A maximum class size of 30 students is recommended for this course.