Hazards involving radiation pose specific challenges to first responders conducting response and recovery operations because exposure to radiation cannot be confirmed without the use of detection equipment. While detection equipment exists, first responders have identified as a possible response technology objective the ability to integrate detection and identification capabilities into existing equipment or personal protective equipment (PPE).
The work described in this fact sheet has been completed. This fact sheet will remain published in the archives library for future reference. Please contact the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory at NUSTL@hq.dhs.gov for additional information on this work.
|Improving Radiation Confirmation Technology - Development of an Organic Radiochromic Compound for First Responders Fact Sheet||169.55 KB||04/13/2015|