As Co-Chairman of the DHS Mass Fatality Management Subcouncil of the Public Health Sector Coordinating Council, I strongly suggest that the federal government establish a mass fatality management plan for all man-made and natural disasters. The Plan would include all the appropriate resources of the federal, state, local, tribal and private sector and how and when those resources will be applied. The dignified recovery, identification, processing and return of those remains to their families for proper funeral and final disposition should be a high priority. The traditions and customs our society require it and the familes of the deceased deserve and demand it.
Idea No. 37