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Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training

Location:

Department of Emergency Services
390 New York Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Description:

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:

-Radiological Basics
-Biological Effects
-Radioactive Material Shipping Packages
-Hazard Recognition
-Initial Response Actions
-Patient Handling
-Incident Control
-Radiological 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
-Case Histories
-Public Information Officer

In addition to the modules listed above, 5 practical hands-on activities will also be conducted. These activities will cover:

-Instrumentation
-Patient Handling
-Package Integrity
-Contamination Survey
-Picture Card Practical

Instructor(s):
Mark Linsley
Prerequisites:
None
Minimum Age Requirement:
18
Student Needs:
- Note taking material
Class Length:
16 hours
National Certified Course:
Department of Energy
Class Dates:
October 12, 2021 0800-1700
October 13, 2021 0800-1700
Registration Deadline:
October 5, 2021
Registration Instructions:
Please register at the bottom of the training class link
Registration Fee:
Free
OPEN SEATS:
14

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