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MERRTT – Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training

Location:

102 Overcash Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201

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.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Fire, HAZMAT, EMS, and LE who would support activities at a radiological transportation accident.

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

Instructor(s):
TBD
Prerequisites:
None
Class Length:
16 hours
Class Dates:
December 11, 2018 08:00 - 16:30
December 12, 2018 08:00 - 16:30
Registration Deadline:
November 26, 2018
Registration Instructions:
Please register at the bottom of the training class link
Registration Fee:
Free to all any interested students regardless of state/county of residency.
OPEN SEATS:
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