Radiation Instruments Operations (PER-345) (04-21-0345) - 016

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Brief Description
This course trains responders in the individual skills needed to use radiation detection equipment
Full Description
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.

Objectives:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

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

Completion:  
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
12/06/2022 - 12/06/2022
Prerequisites
None Specified
Registration Dates
08/08/2022 - 11/15/2022
Available Seats
4
Hours
4h 0m
Fee
None Specified
Training Location
15 - Erie County
Buffalo Fire Department; Special Operations Center
195 Court Street
Buffalo, NY  14202
Reporting Instructions
8 a.m. to 12 p.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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