Public Health Practices

Community reception center exercise tests Florida's radiological screening and decontamination process

Florida held an exercise to test skills related to radiological response, including screening, dosimetry, decontamination, and medical triage.

Connecticut emergency guide focuses on local hazards and enhanced communication to prepare and inform state residents

Connecticut developed an emergency preparedness guide that includes information on radiological emergencies, blizzards, and flash floods, among other issues.

Radiological preparedness activities focus on at-risk populations living in proximity to nuclear power plant

An Arizona human services agency developed plans and exercises for emergency evacuations of the elderly, people with disabilities, and children living near a nuclear power plant.

Dirty bomb/radiological contamination interactive training

An online course uses a first-person, gaming format to train responders in radiological decontamination, mass fatalities management, and establishment of a community assistance center.

Exercise prepares public health and partners to respond to a radiological emergency

More than 30 agencies tested strategies to respond to two "dirty bombs" in Albany, New York, during the Empire 09 exercise.

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