Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience: Information and Tools for Homeless Service Providers and Disaster Professionals
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

This toolkit offers resources and guidance to help emergency and public health officials, homeless service providers, and health care providers connect with each other and plan for the disaster needs of people experiencing homelessness in their communities. The Toolkit is ... Read More

Protective Action Area Map Templates
  • Item type: Planning Templates
  • Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

Protective Action Area Map Templates offer a starting point for state, local and tribal governments to provide protective action guidance quickly to a population in a specific geographical area during a radiological or nuclear emergency. Each template provides: Space to ... Read More

Protective Action Questions & Answers for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies: A companion document to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Protective Action Guide (PAG) Manual
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

The questions and answers in this document are intended to help emergency planners prepare public communications prior to and during a radiological emergency. This document is designed to be worked into emergency response plans and standard operating procedures. Based on ... Read More

Protective Action Guides and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this manual to assist public officials in planning for emergency response to radiological incidents. This Manual provides recommended numerical protective action guides (PAGs) for the principal protective actions available to public officials ... Read More

September 2017 NARR Quarterly Call
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

The September 2017 National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR) Quarterly Call included the following presentations: Development of an Emergency Response Resource Database by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD). Enhancing National Preparedness Through Biodosimetry by the Office of ... Read More

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

US Cities Are Not Medically Prepared for A Nuclear Detonation
  • Item type: Not Specified
  • Source: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Date posted: 26 June 2017

The United States is not prepared to deal with an attack by a terrorist group using an improvised nuclear device, the author says. It should get prepared, because the risk is real even if the probability is low, and doing ... 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

Radioactive Sources: Opportunities Exist for Federal Agencies to Strengthen Transportation Security
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Date posted: 09 April 2017

Concerns have been raised that risk-significant sources could be stolen by terrorists and used to create a “dirty bomb.” NRC is responsible for licensing the possession and use of these sources. DOT regulates the transport of such sources, and DHS ... 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