Classifications

FEMORS members are classified, based upon the level of expertise they have achieved through experience and education, in one of the following categories:

CODE

FEMORS
Title

Description
(primary but not limited)

Minimum
Requirement

FCMD

FEMORS Commander Disaster Management of Human and Equipment Assets; ME Liaison; MSU Liaison; Scheduling Mass Fatality Disaster Response Experience; Management and Administrative Experience;

RAGT

Rapid Assessment Go
Team
Performs Go Team Duties as Back-up to FEMORS Commander Mass Fatality Disaster Response Experience; Management and Administrative Experience;

VICL

Victim Information
Center Team Leader
Supervises Victim Information Center Mass Fatality Disaster Response Experience; Management and Administrative Experience;

PATF

Pathologist, Forensic Examines recovered remains, details anatomic observations; May serve as section leader for Pathology Forensic Pathology M.D. or D.O.

PATN

Pathologist, Non-Forensic, M.D., or D.O. Examines recovered remains and details anatomic observations under the supervision of a forensic pathologist M.D. or D.O. without forensic/ postmortem experience

ANTF

Anthropologist, Forensic Search or examination of bone or fragments; May serve as section leader for scene or morgue Anthropology Ph.D. with forensic/ postmortem experience

ANTN

Anthropologist, Non-Forensic Search or examination of bone or fragments under the supervision of a forensic anthropologist Ph.D. without forensic/ postmortem experience

ODNF

Odontologist, Forensic Examines dental remains, processes antemortem dental records for ID; May serve as section leader for ante or post mortem Odontology Licensed Dentist with forensic/ postmortem experience

ODNN

Odontologist, Non-Forensic Examines dental remains, processes antemortem dental records for ID under the supervision of a forensic odontologist Licensed Dentist without forensic/ postmortem experience

BHLO

Behavioral Health Officer Monitors team member performance and well being M.D., Ph.D., or Nurse

ADFI

Administrative Officer Coordinates Administrative and Financial documentation duties with MSU Administrative and Financial Experience,

CHAP

Chaplain Pastoral Care of FEMORS staff Pastoral Experience,

IRCS

IR Computer Specialist Sets up and troubleshoots network operation and database modifications; assists command staff Programming, IT or MIS Experience, MS Excel power user

MEDI

Medical Investigator Identification coordinator; Post mortem data entry and VIP searching for possible ID linkages; May perform
VIC interviews or contact families for information; May serve as section leader for Identification Center, Medical Investigations, Admitting, Photography, Personal Effects, Body X-Ray, Remains Holding or Storage, Records Management; May assist with pathology, anthropology, odontology, DNA, or scene search sections
Medical Examiner Forensic Investigator or Law Enforcement Death Investigation Detective

MRTO

Mortuary Officer May serve as section leader for Morgue Operations, Admitting, Personal Effects, Body X-Ray, Embalming, Casketing, Remains Holding or Storage, or Remains Release; May serve as
VIC interviewer
Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer

SAFO

Safety Officer Monitors proper PPE usage and safety factors in the morgue environment Chemistry/Bloodborne Background

DNAS

DNA Specialist May serve as Section Leader for post mortem DNA collection and
VIC DNA Section for specimen collection from families.
Laboratory level Forensic DNA Experience

FPTS

Fingerprint Specialist Obtains print impressions from remains or antemortem specimens; Compares ante and postmortem prints for ID; May serve as section leader for ante or post mortem Fingerprint sections. Postmortem Fingerprint Experience or Latent Print Analyst

FORS

Forensic Specialist Assists DNA, pathology, anthropology, odontology, photography, or personal effects sections; May serve as section leader for Photography or Personal Effects Laboratory level Forensic Experience: Toxicology, Chemistry, Firearms, etc.

DPMU

DPMU Team Equipment managers and logistics coordinators Administrative and Mechanical Aptitude Experience,

EVSP

Evidence Specialist Scene search and recovery; Assists photography, personal effects, pathology (as scribe), anthropology (as scribe), odontology (as scribe), or DNA sections; May serve as section leader for Disaster Site Center or Transport, Remains Holding, Photography, Personal Effects, or Remains Storage. Crime Scene Technician Experience

AUTT

Autopsy Technician Assists pathology, anthropology, odontology, or DNA sections; May serve as section leader for Body X-Ray Medical Examiner Morgue Autopsy or X-Ray Experience

IRDE

IR Data Entry Performs data entry; Helps in any other clerical capacity Data Entry, Windows, and MS Office Proficiency

VICS

VIC Specialist Interviews families in Victim Information Center for gathering information on missing persons; Performs data entry of ante mortem information Training in VIC (non-Funeral Director Level)

PHOT

Photographer Takes photographs at any of the several morgue stations or at disaster site Forensic Photography Experience

ADSP

Administrative Specialist Helps in any clerical capacity including data entry, records clerk, or morgue scribe Clerical skills with basic computer skills

DENA

Dental Assistant Assist odontologists at table or in clerical capacity, or serve as body escort or scribe Dental Hygienist or Assistant

MRTA

Mortuary Assistant Body escort, scribe, body storage handling Volunteers not otherwise defined