US Cities Are Not Medically Prepared for A Nuclear Detonation
  • Item type: Not Specified
  • Source: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Date posted: 26 June 2017

The United States is not prepared to deal with an attack by a terrorist group using an improvised nuclear device, the author says. It should get prepared, because the risk is real even if the probability is low, and doing ... 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

Radiation Emergencies Media Toolkit
  • Item type: Not Specified
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 09 April 2017

This online Radiation Emergencies media toolkit provides important content and materials in an easily accessible format to key audiences. 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

Radiological Sheltering Tabletop Exercise Toolkit
  • Item type: Exercise Documentation , Planning Templates
  • Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • Date posted: 22 August 2016

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, NACCHO collaborated with ... Read More

New York State Clinical Data Management System: Use for Medical Countermeasure Response
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: NARR
  • Date posted: 22 July 2015

This webinar, presented by the National Alliance for Radiation Readiness, discusses use of the New York State Clinical Data Management System in medical countermeasure response and its applications for use in a community reception center. Read More

Radiation and Public Health Legal Considerations
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: NARR
  • Date posted: 22 July 2015

In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) developed the radiation legal preparedness project (RLP) to assess state and local legal authorities related to the response to ... Read More

Communicating with the Public in a Radiation Disaster
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: NARR
  • Date posted: 22 July 2015

The National Alliance for Radiation Readiness, hosted a webinar on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:00-3:00 pm EST discussing the ways to communicate with the public during a radiological disaster. Our presenter was Leeanna Allen, MPH, MSCHES a Health Education Specialist ... 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