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