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Pre-Hospital Radiation Emergency Preparedness

First responder

Dates Scheduled

  • To be announced

Fee: $100
Maximum enrollment: 28
10.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This 1½-day course is specifically designed for :

  • pre-hospital first responders to include public safety (fire, police) and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel including paramedics and paramedic instructors.
  • emergency planners who would be involved in planning, preparedness, and/or response to a radiological or nuclear event.
  • directors and safety officers from fire, police, and EMS units.

The course covers pre-hospital management and handling of victims who may be irradiated and/or contaminated with radioactive materials.

The course provides:

  • an introduction to ionizing radiation physics.
  • an introduction to instrumentation for detection and measurement of ionizing radiation.
  • an introduction to population monitoring and mass casualty management.

Demonstrations and hands-on breakout sessions are provided to ensure that students are prepared to handle patients with radiation injuries and illnesses.

This course can also be provided to larger groups at other venues by special arrangement.


You may register online. Courses fill up quickly. Registration must be submitted for each course you plan to attend.