KCRMORG featured in national magazine
"Countless scenarios — such as public health emergencies, tornado destruction, or hazardous chemical accidents — could result in a mass-fatality event," says a recent article in Evidence Technology Magazine. "Now, the Kansas City Metropolitan Area (a bistate region comprised of 119 cities and nine counties in Kansas and Missouri) has a new asset in its arsenal to help with the response of large-scale emergency incidents." Read more»
Training scheduled for February, April
A Recovery, Morgue Operations and VIC Classroom Training for KCRMORG members is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lee’s Summit Firefighter’s Union Hall, 322 S.E. Douglas, in Lee’s Summit, Mo. An email with registration information, agenda and other details will be sent out to all members. In April, a training with the region’s specialty teams will be held. More details will be posted when available.
Standard Operating Guidelines update underway
Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs) for KCRMORG are being revised following a May tabletop exercise. The exercise was held at the Overland Park Fire Training Center on May 21. It was designed to expose a multi-disciplined, multi-jurisdictional group to mass fatality response and integrating operations. About 51 people participated from approximately 20 agencies.
Updates to the standard operating guidelines will include processes for increasing coordination with unified command, providing just-in-time training for recovery operations and incorporating operations with emergency management for logistical support. Copies of the guidelines will be distributed to all team members when they are completed.