The Status of State-level Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities, 2010
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • Date posted: 01 June 2012

Public health preparedness activities have often focused on detection, identification, and response to the intentional release of microbial agents of human disease. Local and state health agencies are less experienced with non-microbial agents, such as chemical and radiologic threats. Nevertheless, ... Read More

After Action Report of the 4th National Top Officials Exercise Operations of Health/Environmental Unified Command, Medical Care Point, and Rapid Screening Point
  • Item type: Exercise Documentation
  • Source: Multnomah County Health Department
  • Date posted: 04 April 2012

The 4th National Top Officials Exercise (TOPOFF 4), supported locally by Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement, used a radiological dispersal device “dirty bomb” scenario to exercise communications, mass care, onsite incident management, triage and pre-hospital treatment, and emergency public ... Read More

The Role of Public Health in a Nuclear or Radiological Terrorist Incident
  • Item type: Federal Guidance , Webinars and Training
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Date posted: 29 February 2012

This Center for Disease Control and Prevention video provides information about the roles of federal response teams and local and state public health services following a nuclear or radiological terrorist incident.  The video presents information about radiation principles, possible scenarios ... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About a Nuclear Blast
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 29 February 2012

These Frequently Asked Questions sheets developed by CDC address issues surrounding dirty bombs, radiation emergencies, and nuclear blasts. Read More

CDC’s Roles in the Event of a Nuclear or Radiological Terrorist Attack
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 29 February 2012

This web page provides information on the role CDC will have in a response to a nuclear or radiological terrorist attack. The web page provides information on the National Response Plan and CDC roles, partners, and response actions following a nuclear or ... Read More

Los Angeles County Community Reception Flow Diagrams
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: Los Angeles County
  • Date posted: 29 February 2012

Part of the Los Angeles County Mutli-Agency Radiological Response Plan, the Los Angeles County Community Reception Flow Diagrams provide examples of how to set up the different stations within a community reception center.  Included are flow diagrams for the entire ... Read More

Responding during a Radiation Emergency
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Date posted: 29 February 2012

This web page created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on evacuation, sheltering in place, and population monitoring during a radiation emergency. Read More

Virtual Community Reception Center (vCRC)
  • Item type: Federal Guidance , Webinars and Training
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This web-based training tool, developed by CDC, provides an overview of the process of establishing and operating a community reception center following a mass casualty radiation emergency. This training will help users understand the process flow, identify key stations, and ... Read More

Los Angeles County Multi-Agency Radiological Response Plan – Volume 2 Extended Plan- Monitoring People for Contamination at Public Reception Centers- Playbook 9
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: Los Angeles County
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This playbook provides an example of how Los Angeles County will operate a community reception center.  The playbook includes instructions on how to provide medical treatment for individuals, evaluate contamination levels, provide decontamination, recommend ways to minimize future health consequences, ... Read More

A Plan for Incorporating Local Volunteer Radiation Professional into Existing Health Volunteer Programs to Assist in Population Monitoring
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans , Webinars and Training
  • Source: Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD)
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This CRCPD report details a project to assess the feasibility of incorporating radiation professionals into existing volunteer registries and programs (e.g., the Medical Reserve Corps). The report presents state examples of initiatives that raise awareness of the benefits of using ... Read More