Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience: Information and Tools for Homeless Service Providers and Disaster Professionals
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

This toolkit offers resources and guidance to help emergency and public health officials, homeless service providers, and health care providers connect with each other and plan for the disaster needs of people experiencing homelessness in their communities. The Toolkit is ... Read More

Protective Action Questions & Answers for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies: A companion document to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Protective Action Guide (PAG) Manual
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

The questions and answers in this document are intended to help emergency planners prepare public communications prior to and during a radiological emergency. This document is designed to be worked into emergency response plans and standard operating procedures. Based on ... Read More

Protective Action Guides and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this manual to assist public officials in planning for emergency response to radiological incidents. This Manual provides recommended numerical protective action guides (PAGs) for the principal protective actions available to public officials ... Read More

NCRP Report No. 165 Responding to a Radiological or Nuclear Terrorism Incident: A Guide for Decision Makers
  • Item type: Exercise Documentation , Federal Guidance , State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
  • Date posted: 11 April 2017

This report on Responding to a Radiological or Nuclear Terrorism Incident: A Guide for Decision Makers provides a comprehensive analysis of key decision points and information needed by decision makers at the local, regional, state, tribal and federal levels in ... Read More

Radioactive Sources: Opportunities Exist for Federal Agencies to Strengthen Transportation Security
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Date posted: 09 April 2017

Concerns have been raised that risk-significant sources could be stolen by terrorists and used to create a “dirty bomb.” NRC is responsible for licensing the possession and use of these sources. DOT regulates the transport of such sources, and DHS ... Read More

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 (DHS)
  • 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 (NRC)
  • Date posted: 08 August 2016

The 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 changes at facilities that ... 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: CDC
  • Date posted: 21 May 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 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