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MERRTT – Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training
DESCRIPTION: This training program is designed to take the complex topic of a radiological accident response and break it down into easily understood modules and hands-on practical exercises. Students will receive a comprehensive review ensuring their understanding of radioactive material, radiological survey instruments and decontamination techniques for handling radiologically contaminated victims. Hands-on practical exercises verify the student understanding and knowledge. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive a certificate from the Department of Energy’s Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program, including up to 10.5 hours of continuing education hours (CEH) for medical response personnel.
COURSE MODULES INCLUDE: Radiological Basics Biological Effects Radioactive Material Shipping Packages Hazard Recognition Initial Response Actions Patient Handling Incident Control Rad Survey Instruments & Dosimetry Devices Decontamination, Disposal and Documentation DOE Shipments and Resources Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Pre-Hospital Practices Transportation of Safeguards Material Transportation by Rail Incident Command Public Information Officer Plus 5 practical hands-on activities: Radiological Instrument Use, Patient Handling, Assessing Package Integrity, Survey of Contaminated Personnel, and a Picture Card Practical
COST: No fee for the course. Food, lodging, and transportation are the responsibility of the participant.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Fire, HAZMAT, EMS, and LE who would support activities at a radiological transportation accident.
LOCATION: Letterkenny Army Depot Bldg 102 102 Overcash Ave, Chambersburg, PA 17201