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Mortuary Assistance Strike Team


Welcome! We proudly introduce the dynamic South Carolina's first-ever state-wide response team page. Committed to excellence and collaboration, our team will seamlessly integrate with Healthcare Coalitions and state and local response partners, ensuring a unified and evolving approach to the critical work of coroners across the state. As our team grows, so does our collective strength, reflecting our dedication to enhancing the resilience of South Carolina's communities.

Our team is in the initial phases of development, actively welcoming applications. Prospective candidates are required to hold affiliation with a South Carolina coroner's office and secure the endorsement of their elected county coroner to partake in this groundbreaking initiative.

A paramount prerequisite for all potential team members is completing designated training within the specified timeline. This stringent requirement underscores our commitment to ensuring a highly proficient and prepared response team. Your dedication to meeting these standards aligns with our collective pursuit of professionalism and excellence in service to the South Carolina community.

Characteristics Required for MAST Response Team Candidates:

  • Professionalism: Maintain a high level of professional conduct in all interactions, demonstrating respect for individuals and sensitivity to the nature of the work.

  • Composure Under Pressure: Ability to remain calm and focused in high-stress situations, ensuring effective decision-making and response.

  • Adaptability: Flexibility to navigate evolving scenarios, adjusting strategies as needed to address the unique challenges presented during a MAST response.

  • Communication Skills: Clear and concise communication is essential. Team members must convey information accurately and efficiently to ensure seamless coordination.

  • Empathy: Recognize and understand the emotional impact of the work on individuals involved, demonstrating empathy and compassion.

  • Attention to Detail: Thoroughness in investigation and documentation is crucial. Paying meticulous attention to details contributes to the accuracy of findings and reports.

  • Collaboration: Work effectively as part of a team, recognizing the interconnectedness of roles within the MAST response framework.

  • Critical Thinking: Apply analytical skills to assess complex situations, make informed decisions, and implement appropriate protocols.

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