Thursday, September 14, 2017

AWR-232 Mass Fatalities Planning & Response for Rural Communities

Start Date: 9/14/2017 8:00 AM CST
End Date: 9/14/2017 5:00 PM CST

Venue Name: Lafayette County Central Fire Station

Location:
50 County Rd 1032
Oxford, AK  United States  38655

Event Website: www.ruraltraining.org

Organization Name: Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

Contact:
Craig Wilmoth
Email: wwilmoth@mema.ms.gov
Phone: 601-850-9366

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 possiblemass 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 aresponse plan.
  • Describe the ongoing process of mass fatality response planning.
*Please note all foreign nationals need to complete a Department ofHomeland Security Foreign National Visitor Request Form in order to attend this course.


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