FRS513 - Aircrash Recovery

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Subject Title
Aircrash Recovery

Subject Description
This course is designed to introduce students to the inter-agency cooperation, involvement and problems encountered by first responders to mass disaster scenes. The field component will involve various aspects of the recovery, mapping and processing of a mid-air crash scenario of two medium-size commuter jets. This component involves the pedestrian search, the identification of aircraft components, personal effects and human remains. Students will work in teams to properly identify, recover, map, photograph and process this overwhelming scene and learn to overcome the problems typically encountered. The course incorporates the perspectives of the Tri-Services: EMS, Police and Fire Services.

Credit Status
One credit in the Forensic Investigative Studies program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify hazards within a mass disaster scene.
  2. Organize a team of first responders.
  3. Identify and access available resources for rescue and recovery.
  4. Implement a large scale grid search.
  5. Explain the necessity for the proper identification and recovery of evidence.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of the recovery of human remains and personal property.
  7. Evaluate the significance of types of documentation at a mass disaster scene.
  8. Articulate and act in accordance with safety requirements at a mass disaster scene.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

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