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

APHL Fact Sheet on Clinical Radiological Laboratory Preparedness
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
  • Date posted: 11 April 2012

This is a fact sheet prepared by APHL to describe the need for investment in laboratory capacity to respond to radiological emergencies. 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

Communicating Radiation Risks
  • Item type: Federal Guidance , Planning Templates
  • Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Date posted: 29 February 2012

This EPA tool is a resource for communicating with the public and the media during a radiological crisis. It provides communications techniques and advice based upon risk and crisis communication strategies. In addition, it provides sample messages for use in different ... 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

Radioactive Contamination and Radiation Exposure Fact Sheet
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 29 February 2012

Information developed by CDC on radioactive, external and internal, contamination along with radiation exposure and the differences between the two. Read More

Instructions to the Public on How to Perform Decontamination at Home
  • 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, this sample public information sheet provides detailed instructions to those who have been exposed to radioactive materials on how to perform self-decontamination at home. Read More