EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO A TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVOLVING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

This training video and user guide was designed to supplement the MERRTT program and has been produced as a cooperative effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the DOE Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program.

The video will demonstrate basic response techniques to a transportation accident involving radioactive material. Starting with the initial 9-1-1 call, the video will show responders’ arrival, size-up, initial response actions, scene entry, victim rescue and treatment, decontamination techniques, and transport to a medical facility. The video emphasizes the importance of using the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) to determine responder actions for response to a transportation accident involving radioactive material. Video length is approximately 18 minutes.

PRE-HOSPITAL PRACTICES FOR HANDLING A RADIOLOGICALLY CONTAMINATED PATIENT

This training video and user guide was designed to supplement the MERRTT program and has been produced as a cooperative effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the DOE Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program. This training video will demonstrate generic medical practices on how to properly handle and manage patients contaminated with radioactive material. The techniques demonstrated in this video are generic in nature and are in no way intended to replace your local response procedures. Understanding these techniques will help you, as a responder, function with confidence during incidents that involve radioactive material. Video length is approximately 12 minutes.

DECONTAMINATION DRESSDOWN AT A TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVOLVING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

This training video and user guide was designed to supplement the MERRTT program and has been produced to demonstrate techniques used to conduct the decontamination dressdown of responders who have entered the hot zone and are contaminated with radioactive material.

Starting with the initial scene size up, this video will show responders’ discussing the decontamination plan, scene entry, review victim rescue and treatment, and demonstrate decontamination dressdown techniques when working at an accident scene where responders have been contaminated with only radioactive material. The video presents one perspective on how decontamination dressdown can be accomplished. The sequence or method of decontamination your organization uses may differ from this video. Each instructor should review organizational standard operating procedures and decide which, if any, of the sections of this training video can be applied to your organization’s training.