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Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) Response Guidance Planning for the First 100 Minutes Videos

In 2017, the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory collaborated with First Responders, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to publish the Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) Response Guidance: Planning for the First 100 Minutes. This document is designed to encourage comprehensive radiological preparedness and assist first responders and local jurisdictions to both operationalize and implement best practices for RDD detonation response. In addition to publishing the written guidance document, 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.

RDD Response Guidance: Planning for the First 100 Minutes Introduction

Tactics 1 & 2: Initial Response

Tactic 3: Give Report from the Scene

Tactic 4: Issue Protective Actions to the Public

Tactic 5: Notify Partners and Request Assistance


Tactic 6: Initiate Life-Saving Rescue Operations

Tactic 7: Secure and Manage the Scene

Tactic 8: Map and Measure Overview

Tactic 8: Map and Measure Phase 1—Detonation Site and Transect

Tactic 8: Map and Measure Phase 2—Near-Field, 10-Point Monitoring, Outlying Areas

Tactic 9: Commence Phased Evacuations

Tactic 10: Monitor and Decontaminate

Last Updated: 12/01/2023
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