Mass Fatality Planning


Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium is bringing FREE Department of Homeland Security-certified course on Mass Fatalities Planning and Response to Kearney, Nebraska

Catastrophic disasters often impact rural areas and the human cost can be very high as a result. In these times of crisis, small, rural communities are often ill-equipped with facilities to manage large numbers of casualties. When the time comes, communities must be prepared to use available resources in order to properly manage the remains that will result.

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is making it easier for emergency responders in and around Kearney, Nebraska to be prepared for such events by delivering a free U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified course AWR 232 - Mass Fatality Planning and Response for Rural Communities. This eight-hour instructor-led course will be offered on March 26, 2013 from 8am-5pm at University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2505 20th Avenue, Kearney, NE 68849, in the Ockinga Conference Room. This course gives participants the basics of mass fatality response while providing the opportunities to exchange rural perceptions and brainstorm solutions to simulated emergencies.

Register closed on March 12, 2013.

For more information, contact Jessica Melton at (606) 677-6000, or email the RDPC at To schedule this or any RDPC Training, please visit the Consortium website at or contact the RDPC by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (877) 855-7372.