Mass Fatality and Casualty Incidents: A Field Guide

Robert A. Jensen

November 18, 1999 by CRC Press
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780849312953 - CAT# 1295

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  • Provides the only field guide and checklist currently available
  • Addresses how to meet the needs of the families of the deceased
  • Discusses complete disaster scene management and responder protection
  • Explains search and security operations
  • Summary

    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.