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ID
12-509-1396
Name
Fatality Management Victim Information Center Team Leader
Status
Published
Updated
2/15/2020 9:35:21 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) Victim Information Center (VIC) Team Leader establishes the VIC and if activated, manages a call center
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Fatality Management Victim Information 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 VIC Team Leader: 1. Establishes the VIC 2. Manages a call center, if activated 3. Reports directly to the FM Branch Director, Group Supervisor, or designee 4. Ensures that team members properly interview families and acquaintances of victims using database forms 5. Coordinates the exchange of information between the Morgue Identification Center (MIC), the Medical Examiner/Coroner (ME/C), and the VIC 6. Coordinates with the FM Branch Director, Group Supervisor or designee, and local authorities to select a location for the VIC and call center, if activated 7. Acts as liaison with the FM Disaster Portable Morgue Unit (DPMU) Communications Coordinator on form modifications, data collection techniques, and identifications made by the MIC Team and ME/C 8. Monitors call volume surges and sets necessary staffing levels 9. Directs the team’s initial focus and resources to collecting missing persons data during database installation 10. Assists the ME/C in providing current information about missing and deceased persons to the next of kin (NOK) 11. Ensures that team members handle 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. 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. 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. Advanced knowledge of NOK laws and coroner policies Experience: Two years of experience in investigation with an ME/C office or law enforcement agency, including direct experience with missing or deceased persons
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 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
In the absence of the FM VIC Team Leader, the VIC Information Collection Coordinator may assume the duties listed here
1172
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fatality Management Victim Information Center Team
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