Radiological Sheltering Tabletop Exercise Toolkit
- Item type: Exercise Documentation , Planning Templates
- Date Posted: 22 August 2016
- Source: NACCHO
Although many jurisdictions have general purpose sheltering plans for natural disasters and other non-radiation related emergencies, these plans are not sufficient for those displaces by a radiological incident. In response to this national gap for radiation preparedness, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create the Radiological Sheltering Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Toolkit.
The toolkit supports local health departments (LHDs) and community stakeholders in developing and implementing effective public sheltering plans, specifically when responding to a major radiation emergency. The toolkit aims to do the following: identify strengths and areas for improvement in mass shelter plans for radiation emergencies; promote LHD use of CDC’s Guide to Operating a Public Shelter in a Radiation Emergency; and increase LHD access to tools, strategies, and other resources related to public health and radiation preparedness.
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