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Course Description
Radiological First Responders & Decontamination Training
A Three Day Course Designed Specifically for First Responders which provides
a Practical Hands-on Approach in Dealing with Radioactive Contamination
and Decontamination Concepts.
Course Listings Who Should Attend
All "first-responders" to such attacks: military, firefighters, policemen, emergency treatment personnel, local officials who want to learn about the radioactive nature of the devices, recovery and emergency treatment of personnel. Airport security, local city, county, state, and federal officials making policy relevant to first responders and key aspects related to radioactive dispersal weapons.

No background in the nature of radioactivity is expected. This course presents a hands-on practical approach in dealing with this important topic. The likely attendee will have a role in protection of the public, restoring calm, recovery activities, decontamination and disposal, public communications, emergency procedures, evacuation, etc.

Key Topics You'll Learn About
Attendees will learn about important perspectives in radioactivity, such as the description, nature, prevalence, and origins of natural radioactivity. You'll learn about the extensive and detailed efforts going into the transportation safety issues related to shipments of radioactive materials.

What we have learned from the history and health effects of an explosion of a radioactive source(s). Attendees will also learn about depleted uranium, radioactive and chemical properties, how it's made, some industrial and military uses.

How You'll Benefit from this Course
  • You will consult with instructors who have handled and worked with radioactive materials, who have taught radiation workers, firemen, and engineers about such materials.
  • Understand the radioactivity in nature and likely materials in radioactive dispersion devices (RDDs).
  • Learn some comparisons between natural and man-made radioactive sources.
  • Learn how to communicate with the media, the public, and officials regarding risks, damage assessment, and recovery activities.
  • Learn how to understand and use radiation detection devices in radiological assessments, deployment of recovery teams, media reporting and communications.
  • Receive packet of pertinent information for community training and potential recovery plans from RDBs.

Program Agenda  [3 Day Course]  *All courses are taught from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm each day

Day 1:
  • Basic Concepts of Radioactivity
  • Monitoring & Measuring Radioactivity
  • Communication with Stakeholders
  • Who will be in Charge
  • What is a Dirty Bomb
  • What is the difference between RDDs & INDs

Day 2:
  • How will terrorist use Radioactive Materials
  • What is the impact of Fear of Radioactivity
  • What should First Responders Expect
  • How to Deal with Radioactivity in a Safe Manner
  • How should First Responders Prepare & Plan
  • Restoring Public Calm

Day 3:
  • Worker Protection
  • Dose & Risk Assessment
  • Cleanup Planning
  • Decontamination Concepts
  • Waste Handling
  • Real World Examples

Top of PageCost/Reservations
Cost for this course is $1,495.00 [U.S.] with All Proceeds going to the Radiochemistry Society.
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