Mass Fatalities Planning and Response for Rural Communities

When: April 12th and 13th
0830 – 1230hrs
Where: Virtual Offering

AWR 232 is an 8-hour, DHS/FEMA-certified, tuition-free, awareness-level course. The goal of this course is to teach participants the basics of mass fatality response while providing opportunities to exchange rural perceptions and brainstorm solutions to simulated emergencies. Responding to a mass fatality incident, which includes the recovery, identifications, and reunification of the deceased, is one of the most difficult aspects of disaster response. In times of crisis, small, rural, and tribal communities are often ill-equipped with facilities to manage large numbers of casualties. When the time comes, communities must be prepared to use available resources to properly manage the remains that will result. Regardless of the agencies or organizations that respond, whether they be governmental agencies or private or non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the responsibility to coordinate and manage these outside resources rests with local authorities

Topics include (but not limited to):

• Define mass fatality and possible scenarios
• Identify methods of obtaining Federal resources.
• Identify issues to be considered in mass fatality response planning.
• Explain the importance of mass fatality response planning.
• Identify potential resources that should be included in a response plan.

This 8-hour course will be presented over two consecutive days. Each day will consist of one 4-hour training sessions. Participants are required to use their own computer, tablet, or smartphone during the course. Each participant should log in a few minutes early to test the audio and/or video connection. While downloading the latest Zoom client app is beneficial, it’s not required