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Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training

3/30/2016

The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) through its Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) are partnering to present the Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training (MERRTT) Program to interested emergency responders. The program is being locally sponsored by the Monongalia County Health Department.

This FREE, two-day, 16 hour training program will be presented on two consecutive days. Day 1 of the training will be offered on July 21 and Day 2 of the training will be offered on July 22. Each training day will begin at 8:00 AM and end around 5:00 PM. Participants are required to attend both days of the training to receive full credit for the training.

The MERRTT Program is designed to take the complex topic of a radiological response and break it down into easily understood modules. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of radiological basics, radiological survey instruments, decontamination techniques, process for handling radiologically contaminated victims, and resources available to you during your response. The course includes several hours of hands-on activities including the use of radiation detection equipment, identifying the various types of radioactive material packaging, and the use of "live" radiation sources to reinforce learning. Upon successful completion of MERRTT, each student will receive a certificate from the Department of Energy’s Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program, including 11.5 continuing education hours (CEH) credit.

Additional information about the Department of Energy Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program can be obtained at
http://www.em.doe.gov/otem. Contact Randy Williams, Threat Preparedness Coordinator at (304) 598-5154 or randy.l.williams@wv.gov for more information about the course at MCHD.

Follow this link to register.



Contact Information

Monongalia County Health Department
 
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