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August 2015: Radiological Training Opportunities

5/11/2015

Monongalia County Health Department is hosting the following Radiological Training courses August 3-7 at our Facility in Morgantown, WV.  CTOS’s (Center for Radiological Nuclear Training) mobile team will conduct the following courses, AWR-140, PER-240 and a new course offering PER-332 Population Monitoring- Community Reception Center

 

The following courses are now listed on CourseMill for sign up.

 

WV Military Affairs and Public Safety Training Center Site: 

http://www.onlinelearning.wv.gov/dmapscm6/cm0682/home.html?orgid=MA

 

Course Number: A187

AWR-140 WMD Rad/Nuc Awareness

 

Date: August 3, 2015

Time: 8am - 5pm

Location: Monongalia County Health Dept. - 453 Van Voorhis Rd., Morgantown, WV

(TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED)

POC: Randy Williams @ 304-598-5100

Course Description:

This instructor-led course presents a radiological/nuclear WMD overview consisting of ionizing radiation fundamentals, terminology, health effects, and recognition factors. This information is requisite knowledge for responders performing the interdiction/prevention mission as well as first responders and other personnel who are likely to be the first to arrive on the scene of a radiological/nuclear incident. This fundamental knowledge of ionizing radiation and its effects is vital to responder safety, allowing performance of

their mission while keeping the risk to themselves and the public as low as reasonably achievable.

 

 

Course Number: A188

PER-240 WMD Rad/Nuc Responder Operations

Date: August 4-6, 2015

Time: 8am - 5pm

Location: Monongalia County Health Dept. - 453 Van Voorhis Rd., Morgantown, WV

(TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED)

POC: Randy Williams @ 304-598-5100

Course Description:

This instructor-led, exercise-based mobile training team delivered course trains emergency personnel to respond to radiological weapon of mass destruction incidents while mitigating the health risks to themselves and the public. The course combines individual performance skills required for the

response to a radiological WMD incident, with the fundamentals of radiation, radiological health effects, and terrorist use of radiation and radiological material. Participants learn characteristics and operation of radiological instrumentation and dosimeters, radiological survey techniques, and operational considerations for the response to a radiological WMD incident. The gained knowledge and skills are reinforced with detailed drills and exercises using radioactive material. The course advances from basic operation and techniques to tactical employment in realistic scenarios. The course concludes with a comprehensive final evaluation exercise that encompasses all the learned individual knowledge and skills required to respond to a WMD

incident involving radioactive material.

 

Course Number: A189

PER-332 Population Monitoring- Community Reception Center

Date: August 7, 2015

Time: 8am - 5pm

Location: Monongalia County Health Dept. 453 Van Voorhis Rd., Morgantown, WV

(TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED)

POC: Randy Williams @ 304-598-5100

Course Description:

This course trains emergency responders and non-uniformed support personnel to operate monitoring stations within the Community Reception Center (CRC) or similar reception centers in order to perform population monitoring and contamination reduction measures after a radiological or nuclear incident. Examples of incidents that would initiate the establishment

of a CRC include a nuclear detonation such as an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND), Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD), an attack on a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) or other incidents that expose the general population to radioactive contamination.

Responders learn the basic operation of radiation detectors, dosimeters, portal monitors, personal protective equipment (PPE) selection, and decontamination procedures. Attendees are taught to conduct radiological surveys of personnel and vehicles. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own department’s instruments if possible. This course uses radioactive material to provide realism in order to replicate various scenarios the responder may encounter.

CTOS Flyer - Morgantown.pdf
WV DMAPS HOMELAND SECURITY TRAINING DATABASE.docx


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