Mr. Goings delivers mass fatality courses designed specifically for rural communities and funeral directors which he developed for the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium.
He has thirty years’ experience working in the funeral industry and has responded to mass fatality incidents throughout the United States and Haiti since 1998, including some of the more high-profile events like 9/11 and hurricane Katrina. For the past 17 years, he has deployed and responded to mass fatality with the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) as a Mortuary Officer. He was appointed the Administrative Officer for the DMORT, Victim Information Center Team (formally the Family Assistance Center Team) in 2005. Having been responsible for human remains recovery operations, aiding the establishment and daily operations of family assistance centers as well as temporary morgue operations; Arbie has a broad-based knowledge and years of experience in mass fatality response operations. He founded his own mass fatality consulting firm in 2006 and is aligned with an international firm based in the DC Metro area to provide consulting in the area of mass fatality planning and response throughout the United States. For over a decade, he has been called upon to speak on subjects related to mass fatality response operations throughout the nation. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science from Delgado Community College in New Orleans, La.