Project Description

Texas Mass Fatality Operations Response Team (TMORT)

Capabilities

  • State available & activated, 24/7 response asset
  • TMORT is comprised of [4] Teams that can deploy independently or all at once on behalf of the State:
    • Incident Site Team (IST): Site search, documentation, recovery, tracking, & mapping of remains, & anthropological assessments; Staffing: HR Recovery, Mapping, & Evidence Tracking Specialists
    • Morgue Operations Team (MOT): Deployable morgue capable to support post-mortem processing of decedents; Staffing: Forensic Anthropologists, Odonatologists, & Pathologists, Autopsy Assistants, Radiographer, Photographer, Dental Assistant, & Human Remains Storage, Tracking, Admitting, Personal Effects, Fingerprint, DNA, & Exit Review Specialists [SETRAC’s Disaster Portable Morgue Unit is housed & maintained in Houston]
    • Identification Review Team (IRT): Identification of human remains to include DNA, fingerprinting, radiography, records, & tracking specialists; Staffing: Identification Specialists are forensic scientists: anthropologists, DNA scientists, pathologists, & odontologists
    • Victim Information Center Team (VICT): Conduct interviews, antemortem data collection, records acquisition, DNA sample collection; Staffing: Antemortem Data Management & Records Collection, DNA Reference Collection, & Personal Effects Specialists
  • TX EMTF TMORT members are from medical examiners’ offices, academic institutions, and private entities

Personnel & Asset Counts

Personnel / Asset Counts

Staffing & asset profiles are typing dependent.  Each team has [4] scaled teams typed.

Type I Teams:

IST: [25] Personnel / [8-14] Assets

MOT: [41] Personnel / [8-13] Assets

IRT: [7] Personnel / [2-3] Assets

VICT: [29] Personnel / [6-7] Assets

Type II Teams:

IST: [17] Personnel / [7-13] Assets

MOT: [28] Personnel / [7-11] Assets

IRT: [5] Personnel / [2-3] Assets

VICT: [16] Personnel / [4-5] Assets

Type III Teams:

IST: [15] Personnel / [4-9] Assets

MOT: [21] Personnel / [5-9] Assets

IRT: [5] Personnel / [2-3] Assets

VICT: [10] Personnel / [2-4] Assets

Type IV Teams: all teams

[1-2] Personnel / [1] Asset

Watch a time lapse of the Disaster Portable Morgue Unit (DPMU) setup

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