Tuesday, June 16, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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.
This course is tuition-free, and designed to give practical information. The primary audience for includes personnel from:
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.
Franklin County Emergency Management
1101 E. Ainsworth St
Pasco , WA 99301
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