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Handbooks Guides & How-Tos Management of Dead Bodies After a Disaster 2020-05-13

International Red Cross guide: Management of Dead Bodies after Disasters: A Field Manual for First R

  1. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

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  2. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I thought it was "It goes in the field then you plants the corn"?

    Hope this isn't information we will need to know soon.
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  3. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    I hope we never need to use this manual as well.

    Death will never go out of style. We'll all have to deal with it. What if you can't call 911 and have the coroner come take the body away? It's good to know how to deal with this.
    Last edited: May 13, 2020
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  4. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    What happens when the numbers fade? Does their inventory system go any deeper? Could be a new use for the old timber scribe.
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  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Or a wood burner like we had as kids.
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  6. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+++

    book mainy just covers a death in a sickroom type situation >>> totally different set of procedures if you have to handle walking dead corpses that hit your defense perimeter - unknown disease contaminations - cootie infestations - might have to even make a decision on a humane termination ...

    best to not even touch the corpse - loop a rope or use a catch pole set-up to drag the body for final disposal - spray down the body before moving with a bacteria disinfectant and also a bug killer - hit the entire area for a thorough job >>> make sure to document everything - especially if you need to do a coup de grace finish ...
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  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I hit water at 3ft,Guess I'm going to have Floaters?
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  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Drag 'em to the local swamp lake. The gators leave little trace. o_O
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  9. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+++

    there's possible problems with body disposal for most areas - if there's a mass kill off like from an 80% kill ratio pandemic - the volume of bodies would be overwhelming just to clean up a small area to revive some civilization - in the frozen north there's no winter burial without power equipment - for body burning it would take almost an entire home to fire up ....
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  10. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    Septic tank doesn't work either. Bodies take decades to decompose in that environment. (Don't ask.) Might be an option if you were leaving the area, but would feel like the movie Poltergeist if you stayed. It's one way to keep the old folks at home. Ethical as well as ground water concerns, although everything becomes an option when you are out of alternatives.
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  11. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Interesting. This is an area that doesn't get a lot of actual consideration. It surely does gives some good advice. Thanks
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