You are invited to be a part of the Radiation Response Volunteer Corps. The Radiation Response Volunteer Corps program will train and utilize volunteers to support the state’s response to large-scale radiological incidents of public health significance.
Radiation Response Training for Volunteers
Volunteers would provide subject matter expertise and help scan, decontaminate, and monitor potentially exposed persons.
When: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Time: Registration 830am-9:00am EST
Start Time/End Time 9:00am-1:00pm EST
Lunch will be provided!
Location: Heard County Emergency Services
11816 Hwy 100
Franklin, GA 30217
POC: Vicky Chapman, Heard County CERT Coordinator
Eileen Harcrow, CERT Assist. Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
*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
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP CALL 706-302-8037