Radiological Emergency Planning: Terrorism, Security, and Communication (REP0811)

Venue: Harvard School of Public Health, FXB Building

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 15, 2011 End Date/Time: Aug 19, 2011
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Current events continue to make emergency planning an urgent concern. With major changes underway from both government and industry, emergency planners and emergency response team members face a host of new challenges in an era of unprecedented public scrutiny. This year’s offering of Radiological Emergency Planning will respond to these important developments in emergency response and preparedness. Whether you are new or experienced, from a private facility/company or from the government, this program will provide valuable insights for immediate use in your daily work.

Who should participate

New and experienced emergency planners, emergency response team members, first receivers, and first responders from organizations, including, but not limited to:

  • DOD and NASA facilities utilizing radioactive materials

  • DOE facilities

  • Nuclear utilities

  • State and local emergency agencies

  • State radiation control agencies

Upon completion of this Harvard program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles and requirements for a comprehensive radiation emergency plan

  • Comply with changes in roles and responsibilities in support of the Homeland Security effort

  • Employ a decision-making matrix to assist in state and local reaction plans for a radiological emergency

  • Incorporate lessons learned regarding communications into your emergency response plan

  • Understand the need for, and application of, protective action guides in emergency planning

  • Medically manage the casualties of a radiological incident without significant increase in risk to first responder and first receiver staff