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

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Overview

Mass Fatality and Casualty Incidents: A Field Guide presents in checklist form the recommended responses to events that result in mass fatalities, such as the Oklahoma City bombing, the crash of a jet airliner, or the attack on the World Trade Center. All cities in the United 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 and provides training for police, fire and hospital personnel (including EMTs and social workers), local, state, federal and international emergency planners and responders.

This book details actions that are part of a mass fatality incident response. Specifically, they are the actions that begin once life and property preservation ceases and continues through to the release of the deceased. Thus, primary focus is on search, recovery, medicolegal investigation, personal effects operations, family assistance operations, and media operations. Ancillary steps include logistics support, security, responder protection, attitudes and coping with mass death.

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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 (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849312953
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • 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

Introduction
Overview
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
Coping
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
Summary
Search Operations
Search Operations
Search Scope
Search Patterns
Gridding
Search Sequence
Search Resources
Search Summary
Recovery Operations
Recovery
Recovery Sequence
Recovery Resources
Recovery Summary
Morgue Operations
Morgue
Establishment of Morgue Operations
Facility Considerations
Administration
Receiving
Initial Holding
Personal Effects
Photography
Finger/Foot Printing
Dental
Anthropology
Medicolegal Autopsy
Identification
Final Holding Area
Embalming/Casketing
Release
Morgue Resources
Morgue Summary
Personal Effects Operations
Personal Effects
Types of PE
Facility Considerations
Administration
Processing
Disposition
PE Operations Resources
PE Summary
Family Assistance
Family Assistance
Establishment of a Family Assistance Center
Facility Considerations
Reception
Administration
General Briefing Room
General Lounge Area
Individual Family Briefing/Counseling Rooms
Communications
Medical Assistance
Chapel-Interfaith Area
Family Assistance Center-Key Points
Resources
Summary
Media Operations
Media Operations
Media Detractors
Designated Media Officer
Joint Information Center
Facility Considerations
Joint Information Center-Layout
Administration
Reception
Communications
Media Operations Key Points
Summary
Logistics Operations
Logistics
Establishment of a Logistical Support Area
Logistical Facility Considerations
Logistical Support Area-Layout
Office
Warehouse
Logistical Operational Areas
Personnel
Facilities
Equipment
Supply
Services
Medical
Finance
Logistical Resources
Summary
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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