Improvised Nuclear Device Response and Recovery: Communicating in the Aftermath
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Date posted: 17 July 2013

The Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) guidance was developed as a resource for emergency responders and federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officials communicating with the public in the immediate aftermath of an IND detonation in the United States.  An interagency ... Read More

Communicating During and After a Nuclear Power Plant Incident
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: FEMA
  • Date posted: 17 July 2013

This document provides communications guidance for domestic nuclear power plant incidents, and includes background information explaining roles and responsibilities across all levels of government during a nuclear power plant incident. Read More

Health Effects Message Testing: Detonation of Improvised Nuclear Device
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 12 June 2013

In 2009-2010, the Nuclear Detonation Response Communications Working Group, a federal interagency group of communications and radiation subject matter experts, developed key messages for affected communities, as well as the rest of the nation, to be used during the immediate ... 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

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

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

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

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