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

September 2017 NARR Quarterly Call
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

The September 2017 National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR) Quarterly Call included the following presentations: Development of an Emergency Response Resource Database by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD). Enhancing National Preparedness Through Biodosimetry by the Office of ... 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

APHL Fact Sheet: 2011 Japan Nuclear Incident
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: APHL
  • Date posted: 20 May 2014

This fact sheet was produced by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and gives basic information on radiation. It was developed for the public response to the 2011 Japan nuclear incident. Read More

Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)
  • Date posted: 12 June 2013

The National Security Staff Interagency Policy Coordination Subcommittee for Preparedness and Response to Radiological and Nuclear Threats developed this guidance to provide emergency planners with nuclear detonation specific response recommendations to maximize the preservation of life in the event of ... Read More

Prioritization of Laboratory Samples Following a Radiological Event: Considerations
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: National Alliance for Radiation Readiness
  • Date posted: 27 November 2012

After a radiological event, many questions may need to be answered to help health officials mitigate a public health crisis, such as: Where did the fallout spread? Did it impact crops, livestock, or water supplies? Who was exposed, to what, ... Read More

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

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

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