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ID
12-509-1259
Name
Fatality Management Disaster Portable Morgue Unit Building/Arrangements Specialist
Status
Published
Updated
1/16/2020 3:09:32 PM
Released
11/07/2017
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Fatality Management Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Fatality Management (FM) Disaster Portable Morgue Unit (DPMU) Building/Arrangements Specialist supervises the overall set-up, operation, and deactivation of facilities and may support other facilities such as a Victim Information Center, Family Assistance Center, Morgue Identification Center, and Fatality Management Branch or Group
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
Disaster Portable Morgue Unit
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The FM DPMU Building/Arrangements Specialist reports to the FM DPMU Leader and: 1. Monitors the layout and use of incident facilities for the DPMU 2. May support other facilities such as Victim Information Center, Family Assistance Center, Morgue Identification Center, and Fatality Management Branch or Group 3. Assists with determination of the requirements for each facility 4. Coordinates lodging facilities 5. Coordinates security services 6. Coordinates food services and maintains food areas 7. Coordinates facility maintenance services, such as sanitation, lighting, and clean-up 8. Coordinates through designated channels with local or state emergency support function (ESF) units to secure facilities necessary 9. Supervises the overall set-up, operation, and deactivation of facilities 10. Maintains facility records
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1High School Diploma or equivalent
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Training in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection 6. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness 7. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Two years of administrative or investigative experience in a medical examiner office, coroner system, or forensic unit of a law enforcement agency, involving morgue or incident facility maintenance OR 2. Logistics experience
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Arduous 2. Performs duties with exposure to whole and fragmented human remains in various stages of decomposition 3. Performs duties with sights and smells associated with death, including seeing children as victims, grieving survivors, and family members of missing victims 4. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended adult immunization schedule for the United States of America
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every two years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508-12: Fatality Management Disaster Portable Morgue Unit
FEMA, NIMS 509-12: Fatality Management Disaster Portable Morgue Unit Leader
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protections, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted