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Homeland Security/Emergency Response - Centralizing Access to Resources
updated 11/12/2013

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 4-09The workshop titled "Alliance to Expand Radiological Emergency Preparedness in Public Health" 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 6-08To 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 the "Roundtable on Communication and Teamwork: Keys to Successful Radiological Response" 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 on it.

 

 

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).

Leaving crcpd.orgCDC Emergency and Terrorism Preparedness for Environmental Health Practitioners

Leaving crcpd.orgCDC Radiation Studies: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Leaving crcpd.orgCounter-Terrorism Food Emergency Response Network (FERN), a network of state and federal laboratories that are committed to analyzing food samples in the event of a biological, chemical, or radiological terrorist attack in this country. 

Leaving crcpd.org The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA) CTOS program is operated by National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec). CTOS is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) to develop and deliver training courses to enable emergency responders to prevent, mitigate, or respond to the terrorist use of radiological or nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Our program trains over 10,000 responders per year, and this federally-funded training is provided at no cost to eligible participants.  Further details about our organization can be found on our website at:
www.ctosnnsa.org

Leaving crcpd.orgDepartment of Homeland Security

  Initial National Response Plan , U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
   
  Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
    HSEEP Manual Volume 1: Overview and Doctrine  [March 2003]
    HSEEP Manual Volume 2: Exercise Evaluation and Improvement [October 2003] 

Leaving crcpd.orgDepartment of Justice

Leaving crcpd.orgFederal Bureau of Investigation

HSEEP Exercise Evaluation and Improvement [PowerPoint presentation]

Leaving crcpd.org HHS/REMM Health and Human Services Radiation Event Medical Management  web portal.   The goals of this website are to:

  • Provide guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment during mass casualty radiological/nuclear (rad/nuc) events
  • Provide just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise

Lasers
FAA Advisory Circular: Reporting of Laser Illumination of Aircraft   [1/11/ 2005]


Laser Warning and Reporting System for Pilots Press Release [1/12/2005]


Leaving crcpd.orgNational Resource Framework (NRF) Resource Center   The purpose of the National Response Framework is to establish a comprehensive, national, all-hazards approach to domestic incident response.  The Framework presents an overview of key response principles, roles and structures that guide the national response. It describes how communities, States, the Federal Government and private-sector and nongovernmental partners apply these principles for a coordinated, effective national response. And, it describes special circumstances where the Federal Government exercises a larger role, including incidents where Federal interests are involved and catastrophic incidents where a State would require significant support. Its real value, however, is in how these elements come together and are implemented by first responders, decision makers and supporting entities to provide a unified national response.  The Framework is written for senior elected and appointed leaders, such as Federal agency heads, State Governors, tribal leaders, mayors or city managers - those who have a responsibility to provide for effective incident management.  At the same time, it informs emergency management practitioners, explaining the operating structures and tools used routinely by first responders and emergency managers at all levels of government.

Leaving crcpd.org Radiation Event Medical Management (REMM) web portal :   http://remm.nlm.gov
was officially launched March 8, 2007 by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Note: In addition, CRCPD also has a Homeland Security Council.  This council was created at the May 2003 National Conference on Radiation Control.