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EM 386 Mass Fatalities Incident Response

What You Get: Over 103 unit pages, 131 appendix pages, maps, planning guidelines and forms in the course files.

See some Sample Test Questions

UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

I. INTRODUCTION

Overview & Objectives
Introductions and Expectations
Large Group Activity
What is a Mass Fatalities Incident?
Reactions to Death
Individual Activity
Ethical Treatment of the Dead
Course Overview
The Coastal Crash: Initial Reports
Small Group Activity
Summary

II. INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

Overview & Objectives
Basics of the Incident Command System
Eight Components of ICS
The Coastal Crash: What Needs to be Done?
Small Group Activity
Five Functional Areas of the ICS
The Coastal Crash: What Needs to be Done?
Small Group Activity 2.1 (Cont'd)
Command
Scene Security
The Coastal Crash: Onlookers Converge
Small Group Activity 2.2
Operations and Planning
The Coastal Crash: What Do We Need to Know to Plan?
Small Group Activity 2.3
Logistics
Finance
The Coastal Crash: Who Will Pay?
Small Group Activity 2.4
Legal Concerns
ICS References
Summary

III. MEDICAL EXAMINER/CORONER OPERATIONS

Overview and Objectives
Notification and Staging
The Coastal Crash: Notifying the People
Small Group Activity 3.1
Search and Recovery
The Coastal Crash: Pressure to Open the Road
Small Group Activity 3.2
Incident Morgue
The Coastal Crash: Choosing an Incident Morgue
Small Group Activity 3.3
Supplies Needed for an Incident Morgue
Small Group Activity 3.4
Morgue Operations
The Coastal Crash: Morgue Flow of Operations
Small Group Activity 3.5
Family Assistance Center
The Coastal Crash: Working with the Families
Small Group Activity 3.6
Working with the Media
Assistance Available from the National Disaster
Medical System (NDMS)
Recognition of Workers
The Coastal Crash: A Job Well Done
Small Group Activity 3.7
Summary

IV. PLANNING BEFORE THE INCIDENT

Overview & Objectives
The Planning Process
Improving Your Plan
Individual/Small Group Activity 4.1
Using the Plan
Summary

V. EXERCISE

Overview & Objectives
Scenario Description
Small Group Work
Exercise Debriefing

VI. MASS FATALITIES STRESS MANAGEMENT

Overview and Objectives
Stress at a Mass Fatalities Incident
Mass Fatalities Stress Management Procedures
What You Can Do
Summary

NOTE: The documents below are included in the second file EM386Append.exe from the course page. Appendix 4 is an Adobe Acrobat file.

Appendix 1-Coastal Crash

Appendix 1A (continued)

Appendix 2-Ops Information

Appendix 2A (continued)

Appendix 3-Mortuary Annex

Appendix 4-Sample Forms

SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

Which of the following is not, one of the main functions that must be accomplished at a mass fatalities incident

a. Appoint a mass fatalities liaison officer to the EOC.
b. Establish scene security and control
c. Body identification
d. Notifying next of kin.

It is permissible, to prevent looting at a mass fatality scene, to detail someone to pick up any valuables and bag and secure them.

a. True b. False

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