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

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

Preparing for Radiological Population Monitoring and Decontamination
  • Item type: Federal Guidance , Webinars and Training
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Date posted: 18 September 2011

This CDC training course  is designed to educate and inform the target audience on radiological population monitoring, including initial and long-term monitoring issues, considerations for establishing monitoring sites, and roles and responsibilities of local, state, and federal public health and emergency preparedness ... Read More

Question Bank for Follow-up Forms and Questionnaires for Radiation Explosive Emergency Response
  • Item type: Planning Templates
  • Source: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • Date posted: 08 September 2011

A workgroup made up of members of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists developed a bank or matrix of possible questions that could be used to develop follow-up forms and questionnaires primarily related to a radiation explosive emergency. In ... Read More

National Academies-DHS Fact Sheet
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: US Department of Homeland Security
  • Date posted: 06 September 2011

Radiological Attack Fact Sheet: Dirty Bombs and Other Devices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and The National Academies teamed up in 2003 to produce fact sheets on chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks designed to help better prepare the ... Read More

Radiation Planning Annex Template for Local Health Departments
  • Item type: Planning Templates
  • Source: NACCHO
  • Date posted: 29 July 2011

NACCHO, through its involvement with the National Alliance for Radiation Readiness, has developed a fully customizable template of a radiation-specific annex to an all-hazards Emergency Operations Plan. This template outlines the potential roles for local public health in a radiation ... Read More