Department of Emergency Services
390 New York Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201
The Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training (MERRTT) 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 be presented with the training to simplify the topic while developing a comprehensive understanding of radioactive material, radiological survey instruments, decontamination techniques for handling radiologically contaminated victims, and resources available to responders during a response.
An important element of the training is detailed information on the types of packages used to transport radioactive material.
The Full 2-Day MERRTT program is delivered in approximately 16 classroom hours and includes all of the following modules:
-Radioactive Material Shipping Packages
-Initial Response Actions
-Radiological Survey Instruments & Dosimetry Devices
-Decontamination, Disposal and Documentation
-DOE Shipments and Resources
-Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
-Transportation of Safeguards Material
-Transportation by Rail
-Public Information Officer
In addition to the modules listed above, 5 practical hands-on activities will also be conducted. These activities will cover:
-Picture Card Practical