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Computer and web-based training provide responders with cost effective, self paced, interactive training. E-learning’s convenient access is perfect for initial, just-in-time, and refresher training, providing information and exercises designed to meet requirements for continued education and skill progression.
Awareness LevelAwareness level courses are designed for responders who require the skills necessary to recognize and report a potential catastrophic incident or who are likely to witness or investigate an event involving the use of hazardous and/or explosive devices.
Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations [PREVENTION/RESPONSE]
This web-based training (WBT) course presents a radiological/nuclear WMD overview consisting of ionizing radiation fundamentals, terminology, health effects, and recognition factors. This information is requisite knowledge for responders performing the interdiction/prevention mission as well as first responders and other personnel who are likely to be the first to arrive on the scene of a radiological/nuclear incident. This fundamental knowledge of ionizing radiation and its effects is vital to responder safety, allowing performance of their mission while keeping the risk to themselves and the public as low as reasonably achievable.
Prevention LevelPrevention level courses are designed to improve the nation’s capability to detect unauthorized attempts to import, possess, store, develop, or transport nuclear or radiological material for use against the nation.
Secondary Screener Radiation Detection Kit Components and Controls [PREVENTION]
Secondary Screener/Radiation Isotope Identifier Device Refresher Course [PREVENTION]
This web-based training (WBT) is designed to provide refresher training to secondary screeners who have successfully completed the instructor-led PER-245 Secondary Screener/Radiation Isotope Identifier Device (SS/RIID) Course. This course emphasizes crucial training points from the SS/RIID course, while reviewing the knowledge and skills required in the operation and employment of a RIID during a radiological incident. Course content also includes information about the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture, the National Preparedness Core Capabilities, and lessons-learned topics.
Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) Refresher Course [PREVENTION]
This web-based training (WBT) course provides refresher training to primary screeners who have successfully completed the instructor-led PER-243 Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) Course. This course emphasizes crucial training points from the PRD course, while reviewing the knowledge and skills required in the operation and employment of a PRD during the initial detection of radioactive materials in varying scenarios.
Response LevelBy providing four tiers of response-level training, first responders progressively learn radiological/nuclear response tasks starting with the CTOS Radiological Awareness Level, continuing with Operations Level, Technical Level, and the Management and Planning Level.
Introduction to Improvised Nuclear Device Effects and Response Strategies [RESPONSE]
This web-based training (WBT) course provides first responders, leaders, emergency planners, and support personnel with nuclear detonation specific response guidance, such as recognition, immediate actions, response planning, damage zones, fallout/radiation hazards, and shelter and evacuation strategies. This course forms the foundation for additional courses in improvised nuclear device (IND) response operations, management, and planning.
This course provides an overview of the expected effects from the detonation of an IND in a major U.S. city. It also provides an overview of the current preplanning guidance and response strategy recommendations to maximize the preservation of life in an urban nuclear detonation of unconscionable magnitude.