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ID
12-509-1389
Name
Fatality Management Interview Specialist
Status
Published
Updated
2/15/2020 9:09:48 PM
Released
06/19/2018
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Fatality Management Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Fatality Management (FM) Interview Specialist acts as the primary contact between the Victim Information Center (VIC), next of kin (NOK), and family members
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Fatality Management Victim Information Center 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 Interview Specialist: 1. Reports to the FM Information Collection Coordinator 2. Acts as the primary contact between the VIC, NOK, and family members 3. Completes the missing persons interview package with victims’ family members and acquaintances in the VIC 4. Interviews victims’ family members and acquaintances to obtain antemortem data for those reported missing 5. Facilitates transfer of records from interviewees to the FM Records Management Specialist 6. Treats all verbal and written communication about the deceased, NOK, and family members with discretion and confidentiality
Components
Component Notes  
EducationThe equivalent of a high school diploma is a certificate of high school equivalency.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1High school diploma or equivalent
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. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training (minimum 4 hours)
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Intermediate computer skills, including e-mail, internet, word processing, and spreadsheet proficiency 2. Strong interpersonal skills 3. Sensitivity to cultural needs of families when dealing with death 4. High degree of empathy 5. Ability to work in a high-stress environment 6. Self-awareness to identify stress levels and take corrective actions Experience: Two years of client-facing interview or intake experience
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Moderate 2. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) immunization recommendations
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within the past 12 months; a sex-offender registry check; and a local, state, and national driving and criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every five years OR currently works in a client-facing interview or intake position 2. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
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
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fatality Management Victim Information Center Team
EMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Information Collection Coordinator
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Records Management Specialist
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders