New York State Guidance: County Mass Fatality Annex With Emphasis on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness [2011]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The State of New York is subject to a wide variety of natural, technological and human-caused hazards. The occurrence of such hazards has the potential to impact public and private property and critical infrastructure; they can also cause great economic hardship, and a significant toll in human lives...Other events, such as a pandemic influenza, have the potential to cause more death and illness than any other public health threat...The purpose of this annex is to ensure that there is a mass fatality plan in place that coordinates the activities of all partners in the county to: 1) properly process human remains as efficiently, effectively and respectfully as possible, and 2) protect public health. This document will serve as an annex to the county CEMP [Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan] which can be used for all-hazards mass fatality management, and includes specific mechanisms in response to mass fatalities that originate from pandemic influenza."

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New York (State). Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/
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