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ID
12-509-1277
Name
Fatality Management Forensic Photographer
Status
Published
Updated
1/16/2020 3:36:10 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) Forensic Photographer records the initial appearance of a potential crime scene and physical evidence in order to provide a permanent record of the event
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
Morgue Processing 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 Forensic Photographer: 1. Serves as Lead for Forensic Photography station staff 2. Maintains still photography documentation of recovery sites, medical specimens, personal effects, postmortem examinations, and other medical procedures for diagnostic and legal purposes 3. Coordinates with the Morgue Processing Unit Leader to determine photographic requirements and the equipment (digital) and lighting necessary to capture the desired images 4. Carries out precision processing operations to generate high quality digital images or photographs 5. Ensures the recovery site number and morgue reference number (MRN) appear in every photograph taken 6. Maintains an accurate numbering system for each set of digital images 7. Provides security of each set of digital images 8. Depending on assignment, reports directly to the Morgue Processing Unit Leader (morgue) or the FM Human Remains Recovery Team Leader (field)
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2High school diploma or equivalent
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: 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 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Intermediate computer skills, including database operations, tracking, and e-mail 2. Knowledge of photographic equipment 3. Knowledge of MRNs Experience: Two years of operational experience as a photographer in a medical examiner office, coroner system, or forensic unit of a law enforcement agency
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. 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 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Functions 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
Type 2Not 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: Fatality Management Human Remains Recovery Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fatality Management Morgue Processing Unit
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Human Remains Recovery Team Leader
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 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, 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