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ID
12-509-1327
Name
Fatality Management Disaster Portable Morgue Unit Leader (NQS)
Status
Published
Updated
11/7/2019 4:08:11 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) Disaster Portable Morgue Unit (DPMU) Leader coordinates DPMU efforts, monitors DPMU personnel, and manages equipment.
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
Fatality Management Disaster Portable Morgue Unit
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The FM DPMU Leader reports to the Mass Fatality Management Group Supervisor or designee and: 1. Manages DPMU personnel 2. Maintains and assembles equipment 3. Coordinates facility issues, such as transportation, food services, communications, Information Technology (IT) support, and medical services for DPMU members 4. Ensures resources are in place for security around the DPMU 5. Monitors DPMU personnel for physical, emotional, and psychological fatigue 6. Establishes and maintains liaison with assigned channels for logistical support 7. Coordinates DPMU efforts as necessary for the EOC, Mass Fatality Management Group, FM Assessment Team, FM Human Remains Recovery Team, Morgue Identification Center (MIC), Victim Information Center (VIC), and Family Assistance Center (FAC) 8. Acts as liaison or assigns person to interface with Public Information Officer (PIO) or Joint Information Center (JIC)
Components
Component Notes  
EducationFour years of experience in a Medical Examiner/Coroner (ME/C) department directly related to the job description may substitute for a bachelor of science degree.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Bachelor of science degree in criminal justice, science, or a public administration-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. 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/G/L 0191: Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Ability to work with database operations and tracking software 2. Familiarity with communications and logistics Experience: 1. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Fatality Management Disaster Portable Morgue Unit 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
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 1Training certificate or other documentation related to the field of mortuary or forensic sciences
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
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fatality Management Disaster Portable Morgue Unit
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mass Fatality Management Group Supervisor
FEMA, NIMS 509: Public Information Officer
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Fatality Management Disaster Portable Morgue Unit 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