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ID
12-509-1265
Name
Fatality Management Human Remains Recovery Documentation Specialist
Status
Published
Updated
1/3/2019 4:47:22 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) Human Remains Recovery Documentation Specialist oversees the report writing function at the disaster site detailing information on recovered human remains
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Fatality Management Human Remains Recovery Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Performs duties with decedents or within areas exposed to hazardous materials
Type 2The FM Human Remains Recovery Documentation Specialist: 1. Oversees the report writing function at the disaster site 2. Receives direction from the Human Remains Recovery Team Leader to determine reporting requirements to document location and nature of human remains recovered 3. Ensures that the field-assigned search and recovery number appears in applicable areas of every report 4. Maintains an accurate numbering system for each set of remains located 5. Provides security of each report and provides duplicates for transportation with the remains to the temporary morgue site 6. Ensures storage of reports on the designated computer network as time permits 7. Reports directly to the FM Human Remains Recovery Team Leader
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Bachelors of Science in criminal justice, science, public administration, or related field
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
Type 2Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents 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 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Intermediate computer skills, including database operations, tracking, and e-mail Experience: Two years of investigative experience within a medical examiner office, coroner system, funeral service industry, or in an evidence processing capacity with a law enforcement agency
Physical/Medical FitnessNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Performs duties under arduous circumstances characterized by working consecutive 12-hour days under physical and emotional stress for sustained periods of time 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 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Functions in this position during an operational incident, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every two years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position typically works 12 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable for up to 14 days
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fatality Management Human Remains Recovery Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Human Remains Recovery Team Leader
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), National Incident Management System Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1, Physical Fitness Levels, October 2016
Center 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 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted