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

Community Reception Center Training Module
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans , Webinars and Training
  • Source: Los Angeles County
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

Part of the Los Angeles County Multi-Agency Radiological Response Plan, this flow diagram details the step-by-step process of directing the public through a Community Reception Center (CRC).  The training includes descriptions of the seven different stations within a CRC including initial sorting, ... 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

Guidelines for Handling Decedents Contaminated with Radioactive Materials
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

These guidelines were developed by CDC for medical examiners, coroners, and morticians to deal with loose surface contamination, internal contamination, or shrapnel on or in decedents’ bodies. The guidelines are applicable for all types of radiation exposure, including the exposure ... Read More

Radiation Tables
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: Los Angeles County
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

Part of the Los Angeles County Multi-Agency Radiological Response Plan, this set of tables present radiation response information in an easy to read graphic format, including responder, property, and victim contamination release levels; radionuclides of concern; staffing requirements for Community Reception Centers; ... Read More

Dose Responder Log
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: Los Angeles County
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

Part of the Los Angeles County Multi-Agency Radiological Response Plan, this form may be used to document the dosimeter and dose readings of emergency responders following a radiological incident. Read More

Radiation Tracking and Epidemiology Form
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: New York Department of Health
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

Developed by the New York Department of Health, this form will help Community Reception Center staff collect demographic and epidemiological information from highly contaminated individuals. Read More