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

Handbook for Responding to a Radiological Dispersal Device: First Responder’s Guide- The First 12 Hours
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD)
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This handbook was created by CRCPD as a training and reference tool for state and local responders and officials in the event of a radiological incident. The handbook provides information such as flow charts of suggested response activities, guidance for ... Read More

Instructions for the Public Waiting for Decontamination
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: Los Angeles County
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

Part of the Los Angeles County Mutli-Agency Radiological Response Plan, this public information sheet provides instructions and information for the public who are waiting to undergo the decontamination process and a description of the activities which will occur inside the Community ... 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

Nuclear Detonation Preparedness: Communicating in the Immediate Aftermath
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: US Government Interagency Nuclear Detonation Response Communications Working Group
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This document was developed by the US Government Interagency Nuclear Detonation Response Communications Working Group as a resource for emergency responders and federal, state, and local officials communicating with the public and the media during the immediate aftermath of a nuclear ... 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

Radiation Dose Chart
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: Randall Monroe
  • Date posted: 03 January 2012

This chart illustrates the ionizing dose radiation a person can absorb from various sources. It was developed for general education purposes by webcomic Randall Monroe and a senior reactor operator at Reed Research Reactor. Read More