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ID
12-509-1318
Name
Mass Fatality Management Group Supervisor (NQS)
Status
Published
Updated
11/7/2019 4:16:36 PM
Released
11/29/2017
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Fatality Management Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Mass Fatality Management Group Supervisor oversees the disaster portable morgue and forensic morgue operations
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Mass Fatality Management Group Supervisor: 1. Oversees disaster portable morgue and forensic morgue operations 2. Supervises and configures the group to support operations as necessary
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
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. ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents 5. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 6. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 7. E/L 0960: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Division / Group Supervisor Course 8. E/G/L 0191: Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
ExperiencePossession of a license or certification for medical examiners, coroners, forensics, or a related field may supersede experience requirements.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Able to work with database operations and tracking software 2. Familiar with communications and logistics 3. Familiar with public health needs, missing persons procedures, forensic requirements, and chain of custody needs Experience: 1. Successful completion of National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Mass Fatality Management Group Supervisor, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) 2. Administrative or investigative experience in a medical examiner system, coroner system, or forensic unit of a law enforcement agency involving morgue operations
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Light
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position during an operational incident, exercise, planned event, drill, or simulation at least once every five years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsOptional training certificates or other documentation related to the field of mortuary or forensic sciences.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Requestor specifies any additional qualifications necessary based on incident complexity and needs
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
1246
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Mass Fatality Management Group Supervisor, latest edition adopted
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
National Incident Management System Intelligence/Investigations Function Guidance and Field Operations Guide (FOG), October 2013