Kansas City Regional Mortuary Operational Response Group (KCRMORG)
The mission of the Kansas City Mortuary Operational Response Group (KCRMORG) is to provide the personnel and resources to facilitate an organized and effective response to mass fatality events. The KCRMORG utilizes regional personnel, resources and capabilities to recover, transport, process and identify decedents of a mass fatality event occurring in the nine-county Kansas City metropolitan area. Team members are trained in the functional areas of site recovery of decedent remains, morgue operations and working with the Victim Identification Center (VIC).
KCRMORG is able to operate throughout the nine-county Kansas City metropolitan area, at the request of the local ME/C, and may also operate throughout the State of Missouri if requested and available. Standard Operating Procedures are utilized by all KCRMORG members at the disaster site(s), incident examination center(s), incident morgue(s), fatality collection center(s), fatality transfer center(s), and all other facilities established on a specific incident or mission for the purpose of mass fatality management, support, or coordination.
To support the mission of the KCRMORG the region, in conjunction with the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office, has purchased equipment and supplies (including a 53-foot refrigerated trailer) for a mobile morgue. The mobile morgue will be the primary resource of the KCRMORG and it will deploy with and be operated by KCRMORG personnel. With current equipment supplies and dependent on the condition of remains, the KCMORG has the ability to process 80-100 decedents. State and/or Federal support will be required for mass fatality events exceeding these capabilities, or when morgue operations have the potential to extend past two weeks.