Mass Fatality and Casualty Incidents: A Field Guide / Edition 1

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Mass Fatality and Casualty Incidents: A Field Guide presents in checkl ist form the response to be carried out by an event which results in m ass fatalities as varied as: The Oklahoma bombing, the crash of a jet airliner, or the attack on the World Trade Center. All cities in the U nited States will have to have a mass fatality disaster plan in effect by the end of 1999. Mr. Jensen is a leading authority in this area a nd provides training for police, fire and hospital personnel (includin g EMTs and social workers), local, state, federal and international em ergency planners and responders.

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For disaster response agency staff, this guide covers basic concepts and terminology, strategies for incident managers, key points in incident response, dealing with communities' responses to mass death, laws and regulations, search and recovery, and the Federal Response Plan. Appendices include lists of equipment needed and resources. Includes some moderately grisly, but perhaps useful, b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849312953
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/18/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Incident Overview-A Quick Look
Initial Response Phases
Notification and Response Strategy Formulation
Establishment of Operational Areas
All Operational Areas Up and Running
Sustained Operations Search and Recovery-Morgue
Sustained Morgue Operations-Release of Deceased
Sustained Morgue Operations-Increased Numbers of Deceased Released
Final Release of Deceased and Ceasing of Operations
Final Actions, Completion of Incident Report
Incident Management
Incident Command System (ICS)
Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)
Coping With Response to Mass Death
Mature Death Attitude
Effects on Response
Effects on Communities
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Responder Protection
Responder Protection
Federal Requirements
Hazardous Materials
Federal and Industry Requirements
Mass Fatality Exposure Control
Exposure Control and Personnel Effects
Mass Fatality Responder Liability
Search Operations
Search Operations
Search Scope
Search Patterns
Search Sequence
Search Resources
Search Summary
Recovery Operations
Recovery Sequence
Recovery Resources
Recovery Summary
Morgue Operations
Establishment of Morgue Operations
Facility Considerations
Initial Holding
Personal Effects
Finger/Foot Printing
Medicolegal Autopsy
Final Holding Area
Morgue Resources
Morgue Summary
Personal Effects Operations
Personal Effects
Types of PE
Facility Considerations
PE Operations Resources
PE Summary
Family Assistance
Family Assistance
Establishment of a Family Assistance Center
Facility Considerations
General Briefing Room
General Lounge Area
Individual Family Briefing/Counseling Rooms
Medical Assistance
Chapel-Interfaith Area
Family Assistance Center-Key Points
Media Operations
Media Operations
Media Detractors
Designated Media Officer
Joint Information Center
Facility Considerations
Joint Information Center-Layout
Media Operations Key Points
Logistics Operations
Establishment of a Logistical Support Area
Logistical Facility Considerations
Logistical Support Area-Layout
Logistical Operational Areas
Logistical Resources
Federal Response Resources
Federal Resources
Federal Response Plan
Federal Response Operational-flow
Overview of Federal Response Emergency Support Functions (ESF)
ESF #8 Victim Identification /Mortuary Services
Federal Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1997
Foreign Air Carrier Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1997
Nunn-Lugar Act I
Nunn-Lugar-Act II
Report Completion and Litigation Preparation
Closing the Loop
Suggested Reports
Litigation Preparation
Incident Response Equipment
Identification and Organization of Response Equipment Stocks
Search Equipment
Recovery Equipment
Morgue Equipment
Appendix B-suggested Resources

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