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Disaster Victim Identification

Disaster Dental Response Team:  604-506-2653

BC-FORTThe British Columbia Forensic Odontology Response Team is co-sponsored by:

  • Bureau of Legal Dentistry
  • Pacific Forensic Odontology Seminar
  • British Columbia Coroners Service

Every year since 1992, BC-FORT members have gathered somewhere in the Province of BC and trained hard using mock exercises to be prepared for a mass fatality incident in western Canada.

BC-FORT comprises three teams:

  • Postmortem records team
  • Antemortem records team
  • Computer (Win-ID) comparison team

BC-FORT and the Washington State response team cooperate on a continuing basis and are prepared to offer support to local, regional and national agencies requiring odontology disaster support.

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Extensive Mock Scene   Nighttime Mock
Plane Crash
  Mannequins and Old
Cars as Wreckage
  Antemortem Records Examination
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Postmortem Records Production   Records Comparison   Team members using WinID identification software   BC-FORT team at a mock disaster October 2003

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