This two day course is designed to prepare response personnel to handle mass fatalities efficiently and effectively. Participants will be given a overview of what they should expect to see at the scene of a mass fatalities incident. Attendees will learn how to approch and secure the scene, provide aid and comfort the survivors of the deceased. The course uses the Coastal Crash Scenario throughout the course to provide realism. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned during group activities.
Course Length: 16 hours
Course Manager: Please contact Regional Office for more information during regular business
Course Timeline: Review the training calendar to identify the timeline for the specific class you will be attending. Unless otherwise stated, registration is always 30 minutes prior to the class start time.
Target Audience/Discipline: This course is designed for federal, state and local emergency management officials, coroners, medical examiners, funeral directors, first responders, individuals and agencies who may have a function following a mass fatality incident.
Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.
Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.
If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori Lemasters-McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.