November 28, 2014

Radiation Response Training for Volunteers

Radiation Response Training for Volunteers   

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When: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Time: Registration 8:30am-9:00am EST

 Start Time/End Time: 9:00am-1:00pm EST

Location: Heard County Emergency Services, 11816 Hwy 100, Franklin, GA 30217

Point of Contact: Vicky Chapman, CERT Coordinator

706-302-8037 vachapman@dhr.state.ga.us

Eileen Harcrow, CERT Assist. Coordinator reharcrow@dhr.state.ga.us

706-298-7728

 

Radiation Response for Volunteers


OVERVIEW:

Why do we need radiological response capabilities?

A nuclear/radiological incident may result from a deliberate act or an accident.  Georgia and Alabama are home to nuclear power plants as well as industrial and medical facilities where radioactive materials are in use.  In addition, we are home to major transportation hubs.  While it’s clear we would need to respond to any incident directly impacting our own population, incidents affecting other places, like Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, may bring potentially contaminated individuals to our doorstep.

Discussion Topics:

*Types of events we are at risk for regarding radiation

*Experience with radiation survey equipment and decontamination procedures

*Psychological impacts that an event may have on affected individuals

*How to volunteer to prepare and assist for an event

 

Radiation Response for Volunteers

Saturday, March 23, 2013

 

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