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AWR-232: Mass Fatality Planning and Response for Rural Communities
October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The goal of this 8-hour awareness-level course is to teach participants the basics of mass fatality response while providing the opportunities to exchange rural perceptions and brainstorm solutions to simulated emergencies. Responding to a mass fatality incident, which includes the recovery, identification, and reunification of the deceased, is one of the most difficult aspects of a disaster response. Regardless of the agencies or organizations that respond, whether they be governmental agencies or private or non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the responsibility to coordinate and manage these outside resources rests with local authorities.
Topics covered include but are not limited to:
•Define a mass fatality and list the types of mass fatalities and possible mass fatality scenarios in respective jurisdiction
.•Identify methods of obtaining Federal resources.
•Identify issues to be considered in mass fatality response planning
.•Explain the importance of mass fatality response planning
.•Identify potential federal, state and private resources included in a response plan.
•Describe the ongoing process of mass fatality response