TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: AWR-232 Mass Fatalities Planning and Response for Rural Communities - Machias


May 7, 2018


AWR-232 Mass Fatalities Planning and Response for Rural Communities
Thursday, August 16, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Washington County Emergency Management Agency
28 Center Street - Conference Room
Machias, Maine

The goal of this 8-hour awareness-level course is to teach participants the basics of mass fatality response while providing the opportunities to exchange rural perceptions and brainstorm solutions to simulated emergencies. Responding to a mass fatality incident, which includes the recovery, identification, and reunification of the deceased, is one of the most difficult aspects of a disaster response. 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 covered include but are not limited to:

  • Define a mass fatality and list the types of mass fatalities and possible mass fatality scenarios in respective jurisdiction.
  • 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 federal, state and private resources included in a response plan.
  • Describe the ongoing process of mass fatality response planning.
Please see the attached flyer for information on how to register for this course.


AWR-232 Flyer


Lynn Dwelley
(207) 255-3931