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ID
12-509-1261
Name
Fatality Management Disaster Portable Morgue Unit Communications Information Technology Specialist
Status
Published
Updated
1/16/2020 3:16:18 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) Communications Information Technology (IT) Specialist ensures all information management system equipment is set up and functioning properly
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 Communications IT Specialist reports directly to the FM DPMU Communications Coordinator and: 1. Provides computer technical support and management for equipment installation, network wiring, and maintenance 2. Maintains systems for all computer hardware and software during the mission 3. Ensures all information management system equipment is set up and functioning properly 4. This individual may manage the IT service needs at the DPMU, Morgue Identification Center (MIC), Victim Identification Center (VIC), Family Assistance Center (FAC), or under the general direction of the Mass Fatality Management Group
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. High School Diploma or equivalent 2. Successful completion of course work related to IT, including hardware, software, and database management
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 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness 6. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection 7. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Knowledge of victim confidentiality laws 2. Knowledge of morgue reference number (MRN) use Experience Two years of IT experience involving computer networking, communication hardware maintenance, and IT database technology
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 Applicable
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: Fatality Management Disaster Portable Morgue Unit
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Disaster Portable Morgue Unit Communications Coordinator
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Disaster Portable Morgue Unit Communications Programming Specialist
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