Health and Safety Planning Guide for Planners, Safety Officers, and Supervisors for Protecting Responders Following a Nuclear Detonation
  • Item type: Federal Guidance , State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Date posted: 23 January 2017

Response in the aftermath of a nuclear detonation will be extremely challenging. The risk of radiation exposure requires additional protections and actions by first responders and other individuals conducting response and rescue operations. To provide planners and responders a better ... Read More

Guidance on Making Changes to Emergency Plans for Nuclear Power Reactors
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Date posted: 08 August 2016

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 1 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.219, “Guidance on Making Changes to Emergency Plans for Nuclear Power Reactors.” This guidance has been updated to clarify how the guidance applies to emergency plan ... Read More

Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC)
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Date posted: 16 June 2015

For coordinating federal radiological monitoring and assessment efforts in support of state, tribal, and local governments. The Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) is a federal asset available on request by the Department of Homeland Security and state and local ... Read More

NNSA’s Aerial Measuring System
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Date posted: 16 June 2015

Environmental monitoring using aerial radiological monitoring platforms NNSA’s Aerial Measuring System (AMS) provides specialized airborne radiation detection systems to provide real-time measurements of low levels of air and ground contamination. Read More

CDC Collection & Shipping Protocols for Specimens after a Radiological/Nuclear Incident
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Date posted: 21 May 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed protocols for the collection and shipping of specimens after a radiological/nuclear incident. State radiation control directors are instructed to send these specimens to the state public health lab for packaging and shipping. Read More

Medical Interventions after Radiation Exposure
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Date posted: 20 May 2014

This web page created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) addresses various medical interventions that could be used after a person has been exposed to radiation, and includes information on Diethylenetriaminepentaacetate (DTPA), Potassium Iodide, Neupogen, and Prussian Blue. Read More

Instructions to the Public on How to Perform Decontamination of Pets
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Date posted: 20 May 2014

This web page created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides detailed instructions for the public to decontaminate their pets after they have been exposed to radioactive material. Read More

Improvised Nuclear Device Response and Recovery: Communicating in the Aftermath
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: FEMA
  • Date posted: 17 July 2013

The Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) guidance was developed as a resource for emergency responders and federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officials communicating with the public in the immediate aftermath of an IND detonation in the United States.  An interagency ... Read More

Communicating During and After a Nuclear Power Plant Incident
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: FEMA
  • Date posted: 17 July 2013

This document provides communications guidance for domestic nuclear power plant incidents, and includes background information explaining roles and responsibilities across all levels of government during a nuclear power plant incident. Read More

Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance: NRT Technical Assistance Document
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: CDC
  • Date posted: 12 June 2013

To ensure that workers can meet the challenges of disasters, they must be protected from the safety and health risks inherent in the work. This document provides a recommended health monitoring and surveillance framework, referred to as the Emergency Responder ... Read More