Radiation Instruments Operations (PER-345) (04-21-0345) - 018

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Brief Description
This course trains responders in the individual skills needed to use radiation detection equipment
Full Description
This course trains emergency responders in the individual skills needed to use radiation detection equipment and dosimetry while operating in the prevent or response radiological/nuclear mission fields. Responders will be trained to select the appropriate instrument for a specific mission and use the instrument in performance of that mission.
Responders learn the basic operation of personal radiation detectors (PRD’s), survey instruments, portal monitors, and radio-isotope identification devices (RIID). Attendees are taught radiation detection activities using a variety of detection instruments. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own department’s instruments if possible. This course uses sealed radioactive sources to provide realism.

Upon completion of this course, participants will distinguish between various radiation detection and measuring devices. The participant will:
-Identify basic radiation concepts
-Describe the characteristics and competencies of a dosimeter and a Personal Radiation Detector (PRD)  
-Describe the characteristics of a survey meter
-Describe the characteristics of a Radio-Isotope Identification Device (RIID)
- Describe the general characteristic and demonstrate basic operation of a Portal Monitor

Target Audience:
Citizen/Community Volunteer, Emergency Management,
Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Public Works, Search and Rescue, Transportation Security and ‘Govt’ Administration.

You must be a US Citizen to take this course. If you are not please let us know by e-mail for further instruction at OEM.TRAINING@DHSES.NY.GOV

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

Recommended Prerequisites:  
AWR-140 Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations, or equivalent training or experience.

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 and pass a written test will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course.

Training Dates
04/11/2023 - 04/11/2023
None Specified
Registration Dates
12/12/2022 - 03/24/2023
Available Seats
The maximum capacity for this class has been reached. Your request can be added to the waitlist. Additional seats may become available for future enrollment.
4h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
30 - Nassau County
Nassau County Police Department; Emergency Service Unit;
1255 Newbridge Road
North Bellmore, NY  11710
Reporting Instructions
7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Dress is business casual.  
Signup Details
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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