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

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

Rapid Screening Point Operations Video
  • Item type: Exercise Documentation , Webinars and Training
  • Source: Multnomah County Health Department
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This video documents how Multnomah County Health Department established a rapid screening point during their participation in the 2007 4th National Top Officials Exercise (TOPOFF 4), an exercise which involved a radiological dispersion in Oregon. The video documents the set-up and operation of ... 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

Bioassay and Lab Prioritization Criteria
  • Item type: Planning Templates , State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: New York State Department of Health
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

Developed by the New York Department of Health, this guidance will assist Community Reception Center staff in making recommendations on which individuals should provide a urine sample which will be tested for internal contamination. Read More