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

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

A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Radiation Preparedness within Local Health Departments
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • Date posted: 20 October 2017

This report describes how local health departments (LHDs) are preparing to respond to radiation emergencies. The report findings are based on survey results and key informant interviews that were conducted in 2015. The research focused on better understanding how public ... 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

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

As an emergency communication tool, the Radiation Hazard Scale provides a frame of reference for relative hazards of radiation, conveying meaning without using radiation measurements or units that are unfamiliar to people.  Read More

Radiation Thermometer
  • Item type: Not Specified
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 08 April 2017

The purpose of the radiation thermometer is to put common radiation doses in perspective. This tool can help people assess their own risk in a radiation emergency. Read More

Communicating in Radiation Emergencies: Myths of Radiation
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 08 April 2017

Communicating in Radiation Emergencies: Myths of Radiation introduces participants to some common myths of radiation and identifies communications strategies to combat these and other myths. The training uses Person-On-The-Street interviews to identify the myths and features a discussion between risk ... Read More

Dispelling Myths about Emergency Planning for Nuclear Power Plants
  • Item type: Not Specified
  • Source: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Date posted: 27 June 2016

This article explores and debunks 9 myths about planning for and responding to radiological emergencies in the United States. Read More

Communicating with the Public in a Radiation Disaster
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (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