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WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness and Responder Operations Courses offered this April


WMD Radiological/Nuclear

Awareness Course

Responder Operations Course


Host:  Cabell-Huntington Health Department

Training Location:  703 7th Ave

Huntington, WV 25701


Registration:  To register go to:

Questions?  Contact Rodney Melton at (304) 523-6483 or


Target Audience:  Emergency responders, including law enforcement agencies, fire departments, hazardous materials technicians, bomb squads, SWAT, public health services, emergency medical service personnel, or other emergency management personnel.


Course Descriptions:

WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness – April 27, 2015

(8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

This course presents WMD radiological/nuclear overview designed for first responders and other personnel who are likely to be the first to arrive on the scene of a radiological/nuclear incident. It focuses on the basics of radiation, possible health effects, hazard identification, and proper notification procedures.


WMD Radiological/Nuclear Responder Operations Course – April 28-30, 2015 (8:00AM – 5PM Daily)

The Responder course draws from an Awareness level of knowledge the student has on the basics of radiation, possible health effects and hazard identification. The training focuses on basic radiological detection, survey instruments, risk-based response, crime-scene preservation, personal protective equipment (PPE), and radiological incidents.  The course consists of both classroom instruction and scenario-driven, hands-on, performance-oriented practical exercises with actual radiological sources.   Although every participant will be issued a radiation survey meter, participants are encouraged to bring their own from their home department or jurisdiction. 


Prerequisite:  The WMD Awareness (AWR-140) Course within the last three years.

The on-line Awareness (AWR-140-W) Course is available at www.nts-ctoscom


NOTE:  To receive credit for this FEMA course, attendees must list a Student Identification (SID) Number on the registration form that will be issued on the first day of class. 


A SID number can be obtained at the following link:




Contact Information

Rodney Melton (304) 523-6483
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