Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector Course (PER-243) (04-21-0243) - 006

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Brief Description
Train participants to perform basic Operations as Primary Screener using personal radiation detector
Full Description
This course trains participants to perform basic Preventive Radiological/ Nuclear Detection (PRND) operations as Primary Screeners employing a personal radiation detector (PRD). Participants learn how the job of the primary screener is integrated into the nation’s Global Nuclear Detection Architecture’s (GNDA) objective to address the threat of terrorist attacks using radiological/nuclear material. Through scenario-based drills, participants are trained to detect, locate, and adjudicate potential threats involving people, vehicles, packages, and facilities. The course evaluates participants on knowledge, skills, and abilities in the Primary Screener role.

This course entails the use of a variety of radioactive materials (ram) to instruct and familiarize course participants with operational uses of the radiation detection instruments.

Course Objectives:
-Identify the Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection (PRND) Mission Structure
-Employ a PRD as a Primary Screener.
-Perform the duties of a Primary Screener using the Alarm Response Guide (ARG), the PRD, and the totality of the circumstances to properly assess radiation alarms.

Target Audience:
Fire Service, Hazardous Material, Law Enforcement, Health Care, Public Works, Citizen/Community Volunteer, Search & Rescue, Transportation

Recommended Prerequisite:
Applicants should be law enforcement and public safety officers who have been issued a PRD and whose duties place them in locations where illicit radiological/nuclear material may be hidden, transported, assembled, and/or employed by terrorist elements.

You must be a US Citizen to take this course. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please e-mail for further instructions.

All participants must have a FEMA Student Identification (FEMA SID) number. Students can search for their existing/create a new FEMA SID at:

There is no fee for the course. Food, lodging & transportation costs are the responsibility of the participant.

Participants who actively participate attend all course contact hours will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the course.
Training Dates
01/03/2023 - 01/03/2023
This course is restricted to local law enforcement. Please identify your agency.
Registration Dates
09/05/2022 - 12/27/2022
Available Seats
8h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
30 - Nassau County
Nassau County Police Department Emergency Service Unit
1255 New Bridge Road
North Bellmore, NY  11710
Reporting Instructions
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dress is business casual.
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No Show Policy: Failure to attend a class you have registered for can result in restriction on future course attendance and agency notification. It is the students responsibility to notify us in a timely manner if you cannot attend.

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