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ID
12-509-1275
Name
Fatality Management Embalming and Casketing Mortuary Specialist
Status
Published
Updated
1/16/2020 3:28:51 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) Embalming and Casketing Mortuary Specialist coordinates with the Morgue Processing Unit Leader, Medical Examiner, or Coroner to set up and determine embalming requirements and the appropriate methods for embalming human remains
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
Fatality Management Morgue Processing Unit
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The FM Embalming and Casketing Mortuary Specialist: 1. Manages the embalming-casketing staff 2. Coordinates with the Morgue Processing Unit Leader, Medical Examiner, or Coroner to set up and determine embalming requirements and the appropriate methods for embalming human remains 3. Orders sufficient supply of embalming and casketing equipment and supplies 4. Coordinates with state and local funeral directors for assistance through the Medical Examiner or Coroner, if necessary 5. Exercises the application of specialized techniques for pre-embalming, embalming, and post-embalming processes such as reconstructive cosmetology, where appropriate, to enhance view-ability 6. Reports directly to the FM Morgue Processing Unit Leader
Components
Component Notes  
EducationEducational instruction for an Embalmer may vary by state or territory.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of post-secondary educational requirements for certification and to function as a licensed Embalmer
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to 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: Intermediate computer skills, including e-mail, internet, word processing, and spreadsheet proficiency Experience: Two years of embalming experience, not including apprenticeship
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 immunization schedule
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 1Active license, registration, certification, or other regulatory status by the legal authority having jurisdiction to function as an Embalmer from a state, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territory
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
1150
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fatality Management Morgue Processing Unit
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Morgue Processing 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