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Homeland Security/Emergency Response - Centralizing Access to Resources
updated 7/1/2014

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) will be offering a NEW Radiological-Integrated Capstone Event (R-ICE), synchronizing the Radiological Emergency Response Operations (RERO) and Advanced Radiological Incident Operations (ARIO) courses. (See newsletter for more information)

The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program has issued an update to the April 2012 REP Program Manual. The revised June 2013 version of the REP Program Manual incorporates the correction of grammatical and typographical errors, changes to clarify and update guidance based on information provided through the Frequently Asked Questions Committee, and updates from the recently released HSEEP guidance (April 2013), the National Response Framework (May 2013), as well as other Federal documents. Get the 2013 REP Program Manual here!
A Plan for Incorporating Local Volunteer Radiation Professionals into Existing Health Volunteer Programs to Assist in Population Monitoring.

The purpose of this project was to evaluate the feasibility of developing self-sustaining volunteer emergency response programs that will include radiation protection professionals, primarily by incorporating radiation professionals into existing volunteer registries and programs, rather than creating entirely new volunteer groups.


A-Team - The Advisory Team for Environment, Food and HealthA-Team Website


Web site hosted by CRCPD for the radiological emergency response group tasked with providing protective action recommendations to state and local governments on behalf of its member agencies (EPA, USDA, CDC & FDA).

CDC Roundtable Report 4-09

Alliance to Expand Radiological Emergency
  Preparedness in Public Health


This workshop was held in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 1-2, 2009. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD). Its purpose was to solidify, formalize and further develop partnerships established among radiation control and public health organizations, and to address priorities for radiological emergency preparedness that were established during the June 2008 "Roundtable on Communication and Teamwork: Keys to Successful Radiological Response," also co-sponsored by CDC and the CRCPD. The main objective of the workshop was to produce an action plan to carry out the recommendations made at the 2008 roundtable (see below).  

CDC Roundtable 6-08Roundtable on Communication and Teamwork: Keys to Successful Radiological Response

To better prepare the nation for a public health threat involving nuclear/radiological incidents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) sponsored and held this conference on June 17-18, 2008, in Atlanta, Georgia.  This roundtable brought together representatives from state and local public health agencies and radiation control programs.  CRCPD's Homeland Security/Emergency Response Council's HS/ER-2 Committee for Fostering Partnerships and Developing Operational Guides to Support Emergency Preparedness and Response, chaired by Adela Salame-Alfie, Ph.D., was involved in the development of this roundtable and prepared the report.


This guidance was developed by a Federal interagency committee led by the Executive Office of the President (National Security Staff and Office of Science and Technology Policy) with representatives from the Departments of Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security (DHS), Labor, Transportation, Veteran’s Affairs, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Future editions and interagency coordination related to Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation will be coordinated by DHS, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Please refer comments and questions to the FEMA IND Response and Recovery Program Office (www.fema.gov/response-recovery-0).