Washington State Emergency Management Division

***Canceled***PER-243 Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector Course - Cancelled

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

This course trains participants to perform basic Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection (PRND) Operations as Primary Screeners employing a personal radiation detector. Participants learn how the job of the Primary Screener is integrated into the Nation's Global Nuclear Detection Architecture's (GNDA) objective to address the threat of terrorist attacks using radiological/nuclear material. The course evaluates participants' on knowledge, skills, and abilities in the Primary Screener role. Through scenario-based drills, Participants are trained to detect, locate, and adjudicate potential threats involving people, vehicles, packages, and facilities.

Sealed radioactive sources are used during drills and practical exercises. These sources are intended to simulate types of radioactive material that may be encountered in the public domain. Course content includes a primary screener's role in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture and the National Preparedness Core Capabilities.

Course Objectives
  • Identify the properties of radiation and radiological/nuclear material.
  • Recognize the difference between exposure and contamination.
  • Practice the concepts of time, distance, and shielding.
  • Operate and employ the personal radiation detector (PRD) under simulated field conditions in accordance with the manufacturer operations guide, recommended standard operating procedures, and the PRD Participant Guide.
  • Discuss legal considerations when employing a radiation detection device for radiological/nuclear detection missions.



Target Audience

The target audience for this course is:

  • Animal Emergency Services
  • Agricultural Safety
  • Citizen/Community Volunteer
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Healthcare
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Health
  • Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Professionals
  • Public Work
  • Search and Rescue
  • Transportation Security

Continuing Education
CEU: Hours - 1


Franklin County Emergency Management

1011 E. Ainsworth St
Pasco , WA 99301

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Course Manager


Chris Lee (course manager),


(509) 545-3546