Mass Disaster & Post-Blast Scene Recovery
August 6 @ 08:00 - August 10 @ 17:00 EDT$1100
The goal of the course is to provide participants with a working knowledge of how to conduct the most efficient and effective processing of a large-scale disaster scene involving multiple human victims. Nationally-recognized standards (Weldon Spring and Clarence Center Protocols) developed, tested, and published by the course directors will be presented and demonstrated. The course will begin a history of past recovery efforts at incidents such as the USAir Flight 427, ColganAir Flight 3407, and United Flight 93 (9/11), followed by an in-depth discussion of prioritization of the various types of evidence associated with these incidents and scenes. Considerable time will be spent demonstrating and utilizing the multiple levels of scene mapping equipment including electronic total stations, high-end GPS units, 3D scans, and mapping and documentation drones. Effective and efficient search and documentation protocols will be presented. A mock scene involving the detonation of a vehicle with animal proxies within will serve as a highlight of the course in which participants with use all of the mapping and documentation equipment and protocols to process the large-scale disaster scene.