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ID
12-509-1322
Name
Fatality Management Human Remains Recovery Team Leader (NQS)
Status
Published
Updated
11/7/2019 4:08:32 PM
Released
11/20/2017
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 Team Leader oversees, conducts, and directs recovery efforts for human remains at the disaster site
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 1The FM Human Remains Recovery Team Leader: 1. Oversees, conducts, and directs recovery efforts for human remains at the disaster site 2. Coordinates and plans for adequate personnel and equipment to perform recovery operations at the disaster site 3. Identifies and ensures that all personnel in hazardous areas at the disaster site wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 4. Provides daily safety briefing to recovery personnel 5. Provides direction and guidance to photographer and documentation specialist for disaster site processing (such as sketches, video, and photographs) 6. Monitors responder personnel’s physical and emotional stress levels and implements stress reduction and rehabilitation measures as necessary if no Safety Officer is onsite 7. Notifies the FM Morgue Processing Unit Leader of the status and pace of the recovery operation 8. Reports directly to the Mass Fatality Management Group Supervisor, or designee
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: Intermediate computer skills, including database operations, tracking, and e-mail Experience: 1. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Fatality Management Human Remains Recovery Team Leader, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 2. Supervisory, management, or investigative experience within a medical examiner’s office, coroner system, or forensic unit of a law enforcement agency
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
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
Requestor specifies whether hazardous materials are present in the operating area; provider ensures that individuals hold certifications required by applicable laws and regulations to operate in environments where hazardous materials are present
1155
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fatality Management Human Remains Recovery Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mass Fatality Management Group Supervisor
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Morgue Processing Unit Leader
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Fatality Management Human Remains Recovery Team Leader, 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
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders, October 2017