Membership

Membership in FEMORS is limited to qualified individuals in the disaster mortuary community or others with specialized skills who have a desire to serve their community in the time of need.

FEMORS members activated for disaster response serve as temporary employees of the Florida Department of Health and are compensated based upon their assigned member classification. Activation is generally limited to rotating two-week periods of work until the incident is completed (two weeks of work followed by two weeks back at normal occupation).

For a list of FEMORS member classifications please click here.

If you are a qualified professional and would like to apply to become an active member of FEMORS team, click here to download and complete the membership application package.

After the User Profile is created, the second step is to complete an application package in order to serve as a temporary Department of Health OPS employee in the event of disaster activation.

Membership in FEMORS falls into one of the following categories:

  1. Applicant Member:  any person who has completed a User Profile and seeks consideration for membership.
  2. Associate Member:  any person interested in learning and contributing to the FEMORS program but who, because of their primary occupation, would not be able to respond as part of a FEMORS Team.
  3. Provisional Member:  any person who has completed a User Profile and submitted a DOH application package for review.
  4. Active Member:  any person whose DOH application has been completed and approved and for whom FEMORS has assigned a Position Classification
  5. Inactive Member:  any person whose Active status has been suspended due to:
    a. Voluntary request for such status,
    b. Failure to maintain training requirements, or
    c. Investigation of violation of Code of Conduct.

For additional information on membership, please contact:

Vickie Maloney
Administrative Support Assistant II
University of Florida
William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine
4800 S.W. 35th Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608
Phone: (352) 265-0680, ext. 72047
Fax: (352) 265-9904

Or:

 

Jason H. Byrd, Ph.D.
FEMORS Commander
University of Florida
William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine
4800 S.W. 35th Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608
Phone: (352) 294-4091