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ID
12-509-1314
Name
Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Team Leader (NQS)
Status
Published
Updated
11/7/2019 4:09:32 PM
Released
11/07/2019
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Fatality Management Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Fatality Management (FM) Morgue Forensic Team Leader institutes processing procedures and oversees personnel in the FM Morgue Forensic Team
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The FM Morgue Forensic Team Leader: 1. Establishes guidelines for assigning a morgue reference number (MRN) 2. Institutes processing procedures in conjunction with the local Medical Examiner/Coroner (ME/C) and the Mass Fatality Management Group Supervisor 3. Communicates forensic stations’ supply and equipment needs to the FM Disaster Portable Morgue Unit (DPMU) Supply Specialist 4. Oversees personnel in the FM Morgue Forensic Team, in the following in areas and stations: a. Radiology b. Pathology c. Fingerprint d. Odontology e. Anthropology f. DNA
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Bachelor of science degree in criminal justice, science, public administration, or related field
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. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 5. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 6. E/G/L 0191: Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Intermediate computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet proficiency 2. Familiarity with autopsy processes, MRN, evidence handling procedures, and chain of custody Experience: 1. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Team Leader, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 2. Administrative or investigative experience in a medical examiner’s office, coroner system, or forensic unit of a law enforcement agency, involving morgue or incident facility maintenance 3. Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)-verified on-the-job training sufficient for performing the duties of this position
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS 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 encountering child 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 (CDC) recommended adult 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 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
Requestor should specify if hazardous materials are present in the operating area. Provider must ensure individuals hold proper certifications required by applicable laws and regulations to operate in environments where hazardous materials are present
1221
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Deoxyribonucleic Acid Collection Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Disaster Portable Morgue Unit Supply Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Forensic Pathologist
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Odontologist
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Radiology Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mass Fatality Management Group Supervisor
FEMA, Position Task Book for Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Team Leader
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders