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Mississippi Mortuary Response Team Medical Reserve Corps ( 2625 )

Profile:
The Mississippi Mortuary Response Team (MMRT) was established in 2009 after Hurricane Katrina devastated the state in 2005 causing in over 230 fatalities in Mississippi. The MMRT is a statewide team of volunteers with specialized skills and training who participate in preparedness and response activities related to mass fatality incidents. These incidents may include, but are not limited to, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, floods, transportation accidents, pandemics, industrial accidents, hazardous materials incidents, or acts of terrorism. This team is specially trained and equipped to provide technical assistance and support to local coroners during the recovery, identification and processing of human remains after a mass fatality incident occurs. MMRT response trailers and equipment are stationed in Harrison County, Yazoo County and Lowndes County in order to facilitate a rapid response to any area of the state. Members of the MMRT include professionals from the mortuary service related occupations such as coroners/medical examiners, funeral directors and embalmers as well as volunteers from other fields. Since its formation, the MMRT has been deployed twice, once in April of 2011 after tornados destroyed the town of Smithville and again in April of 2014 when tornados hit the Louisville area in Winston County. In November of 2015, the MMRT was recognized as a Medical Reserve Corp Unit.

Unit Information:
673 Old Hickory Road
Grenada, MS 38901

Contact Information:
John Selby
673 Old Hickory Road
(662) 417-2681
Grenada, MS 38901

Community/Jurisdiction Served:

Mississippi

Adams County , Alcorn County , Amite County , Attala County , Benton County , Bolivar County , Calhoun County , Carroll County , Chickasaw County , Choctaw County , Claiborne County , Clarke County , Clay County , Coahoma County , Copiah County , Covington County , DeSoto County , Forrest County , Franklin County , George County , Greene County , Grenada County , Hancock County , Harrison County , Hinds County , Holmes County , Humphreys County , Issaquena County , Itawamba County , Jackson County , Jasper County , Jefferson County , Jefferson Davis County , Jones County , Kemper County , Lafayette County , Lamar County , Lauderdale County , Lawrence County , Leake County , Lee County , Leflore County , Lincoln County , Lowndes County , Madison County , Marion County , Marshall County , Monroe County , Montgomery County , Neshoba County , Newton County , Noxubee County , Oktibbeha County , Panola County , Pearl River County , Perry County , Pike County , Pontotoc County , Prentiss County , Quitman County , Rankin County , Scott County , Sharkey County , Simpson County , Smith County , Stone County , Sunflower County , Tallahatchie County , Tate County , Tippah County , Tishomingo County , Tunica County , Union County , Walthall County , Warren County , Washington County , Wayne County , Webster County , Wilkinson County , Winston County , Yalobusha County , Yazoo County

Jurisdiction Notes :

Sponsoring Organization:
Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH)

DateEstablished:
11/19/2015

Unit Volunteers (59 Total) :
Volunteer Type Count
Physicians 0
Physician Assistants 0
Nurse Practitioners 1
Nurses 12
Pharmacists 0
Dentists 0
Veterinarians 1
Mental Health Professionals 1
EMS Professionals 5
Respiratory Therapists 0
Other Public Health/Medical 10
Non-Public Health/Non-Medical 29

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