Protective Action Area Map Templates
  • Item type: Planning Templates
  • Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

Protective Action Area Map Templates offer a starting point for state, local and tribal governments to provide protective action guidance quickly to a population in a specific geographical area during a radiological or nuclear emergency. Each template provides: Space to ... Read More

Community Reception Center (CRC) Drill Toolkit
  • Item type: Planning Templates , State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 09 April 2017

This toolkit was created to help communities, agencies, and emergency planners design and implement a Community Reception Center (CRC) Drill. The CRC Drill toolkit provides guidance and templates that any jurisdiction can adapt to exercise the full range of CRC ... 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

Radiation Response Volunteer Corps (RRVC) and Population Monitoring Tool Kit
  • Item type: Planning Templates , Webinars and Training
  • Source: Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. (CRCPD)
  • Date posted: 08 August 2016

This tool kit helps communities educate their radiation response volunteers with the concept of population monitoring. Information includes orientation, recruitment, modules and courses, resources, templates and forms, and tools. Many of the documents are in editable format for communities to customize, and ... 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

Responding to a Radiological or Nuclear Terrorism Incident: A Guide for Decision Makers
  • Item type: Planning Templates
  • Source: National Council on Radiation Protection
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This set of public information statement templates can be used following the explosion of a radiological dispersal device or an improvised nuclear device.  Different templates have been developed for use immediately following the incident, after a few hours when more information ... Read More

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Messaging Templates
  • Item type: Federal Guidance , Planning Templates
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

These public information templates were designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be used to provide health and safety information in the first hours following a nuclear weapon or a dirty bomb explosion. Read More

Creative Brief for Terrorist Events Involving Radioactive Materials
  • Item type: Planning Templates
  • Source: Disaster and Emergency Communication Research Unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This creative brief was developed by the Disaster and Emergency Communication Research Unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to guide public health communicators in developing future messages, by presenting both the protective actions people can take following a radiation emergency and ... Read More

Los Angeles County Pre-Scripted Public Messages
  • Item type: Planning Templates , State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has developed a set of pre-scripted messages in the event an explosive radiological dispersal device. Read More

Guidance on Developing Effective Radiological Risk Communication Messages
  • Item type: Planning Templates
  • Source: US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This US Nuclear Regulatory Commission guidance for nuclear power plant licensees and local responders contains principles, strategies, and tools for producing messages before, during, and after a radiological emergency.  Over 400 questions that the public and media may ask during ... Read More