in 2017, DHS S&T National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) published guidance for first responders and emergency managers on how to plan for the first minutes of an RDD detonation response.
NUSTL worked in partnership with DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to depict the information through animated videos as an additional responder training tool on RDD response missions and tactics. Agencies, states, cities, and responders are encouraged to share the animations with their teams, colleagues, and partners so they can use the videos as a reference to visualize and understand the guidance.
RadResponder builds capabilities for state and local response and connects them with federal assets from FEMA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE).
This operator aid book briefly describes procedures for the use of first responder preventive radiological/nuclear detection (PRND) equipment in a consequence management (CM) response to a radiological material release to the environment. The PRND mission is to detect and interdict radiological/nuclear materials outside of regulatory control before they can be misused.
The ROSS program helps radiation safety professionals integrate seamlessly with the incident command system so they can provide emergency-specific rad/nuc information to the incident commander, allowing emergency managers to make better decisions specific to the incident.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen addresses the role of CBP in preventing and responding to radiological weapons-related threats.
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Assistant Commandant for Response Policy Rear Admiral Peter Brown addresses the Coast Guard’s role in the prevention of and response to the arrival of a radiological dispersion device in a U.S. port.
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Director Huban Gowadia addresses DNDO’s efforts to prevent and respond to the arrival of a radiological device at our Nation’s maritime ports.