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Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training


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:

-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:

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

Mark Linsley
Minimum Age Requirement:
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:


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