Does your community’s disaster response plan include managing multiple fatalities? With the prevalence of mass casualty shootings, emergency management and community officials across the country have increased training for the prevention of and response to such events.
Morgue facilities and their staff play an important role in the safety and preservation of the deceased. It is crucial that coroners, medical examiners and morgue attendants are able to maintain quality standards, preventing decomposition and the spread of infections while the deceased are left in their care. What happens when an unforeseen event occurs [...]
It’s been called a crisis, an epidemic, and even an opioid tsunami. More than 64,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2016, a 22% increase from 2015. 1 The National Institute on Drug Abuse chart below shows the overwhelming trend in overdose deaths since 2000. The statistics speak for themselves, so much so that [...]
The prevalence of mass casualty incidents the past couple years has created a stronger need for communities to stay prepared, but disaster preparedness can be costly and many may not have the resources they need to stay prepared. Fortunately, there are many funding opportunities available to help communities afford the necessary tools needed to aid when disaster [...]
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