Washington State Emergency Management Division

***Cancelled***PER-348 Operations Level Response to Radiological/Nuclear WMD - Cancelled

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Description


This training course is designed for response operations and personnel who may have little or no training on radiological/nuclear emergency response. This course will provide an introduction to operations in a radiological weapon of mass destruction (WMD).
This course provides first responder personnel with fundamental knowledge regarding mission spaces related to radiological/nuclear threats. The response mission area includes an overview of radiological instruments, protective measures such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and decontamination: Emergency, Gross, Mass and Technical Decontamination.

Target Audience

This course is tuition-free, and designed to give practical information. The primary audience for includes personnel from:

  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Hazardous Material
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Public Works
  • Citizen/Community Volunteer
  • Security and Safety
  • Search & Rescue
  • Transportation

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

• Recognize possible radiological/ nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) threats, and understand the consequences of a radiological/nuclear terrorist incident.

• Explain the concepts of ionizing radiation, its sources, properties and units of measure.

• Differentiate between radiation exposure and contamination and then describe the potential harm and biological effects caused by ionizing radiation.

• Explain how to minimize the effects of radiation using the ALARA principles.

• Describe the primary function of three types of radiological instruments: dosimeters, survey meters, and Radio-Isotope Identification Devices (RIIDs), including their purpose, general characteristics and advantages and disadvantages.

• Demonstrate the basic operations of each of the instruments. • Describe the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and describe multiple decontamination methodologies, which could be used for response operations in a radiological/nuclear environment in order to reduce radiation exposure.

Continuing Education
Contact: Hours - 8


Franklin County Emergency Management

1101 E. Ainsworth St
Pasco , WA 99301
Click here for directions


Course Manager:

Chris Lee

(509) 545-3546