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

NCRP Report No. 165 Responding to a Radiological or Nuclear Terrorism Incident: A Guide for Decision Makers
  • Item type: Exercise Documentation , Federal Guidance , State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
  • Date posted: 11 April 2017

This report on Responding to a Radiological or Nuclear Terrorism Incident: A Guide for Decision Makers provides a comprehensive analysis of key decision points and information needed by decision makers at the local, regional, state, tribal and federal levels in ... 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

Health and Safety Planning Guide for Planners, Safety Officers, and Supervisors for Protecting Responders Following a Nuclear Detonation
  • Item type: Federal Guidance , State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Date posted: 23 January 2017

Response in the aftermath of a nuclear detonation will be extremely challenging. The risk of radiation exposure requires additional protections and actions by first responders and other individuals conducting response and rescue operations. To provide planners and responders a better ... Read More

Concepts for Volunteers of the Connecticut Radiation Professional Volunteer Program (CT-RPVP)
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans , Webinars and Training
  • Source: Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Date posted: 08 August 2016

The State of Connecticut Radiation Professional Volunteer Program (CT-RPVP) brings together a group of radiation professional volunteers from across Connecticut that is specially trained to assist local communities and the state conduct population monitoring in response to a large-scale radiological incident. ... Read More

Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Training for First Responders
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans , Webinars and Training
  • Source: Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Date posted: 08 August 2016

The Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) program is an online training program developed by Minnesota’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management, a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, to ensure that the health and safety of the public is protected in the ... Read More

APHL Fact Sheet: 2011 Japan Nuclear Incident
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: APHL
  • Date posted: 20 May 2014

This fact sheet was produced by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and gives basic information on radiation. It was developed for the public response to the 2011 Japan nuclear incident. Read More

Los Angeles County Community Reception Flow Diagrams
  • 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, the Los Angeles County Community Reception Flow Diagrams provide examples of how to set up the different stations within a community reception center.  Included are flow diagrams for the entire ... 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

Los Angeles County Multi-Agency Radiological Response Plan – Volume 2 Extended Plan- Monitoring People for Contamination at Public Reception Centers- Playbook 9
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: Los Angeles County
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This playbook provides an example of how Los Angeles County will operate a community reception center.  The playbook includes instructions on how to provide medical treatment for individuals, evaluate contamination levels, provide decontamination, recommend ways to minimize future health consequences, ... Read More