Basics of Radiation and Community Reception Center Overview Course

  • ACI 629 Amboy Avenue Edison, NJ, 08837 United States

Presented by John Dowd, Middlesex County Health Department

The two hour course will teach participants about the fundamentals of radiation and provide them an overview of a Community Reception Center.  Individuals will learn how to define radiation, identify different types of radiation, and describe units used to measure amounts of radiation.  The program will explain sheltering in place, self-decontamination, and ways to stay informed during a radiation emergency.  The purpose and services of a Community Reception Center and an overview of monitoring equipment will also be presented.

Module 1 – Basics of Radiation
Module 2 – What to do during a radiation emergency
Module 3 – Community Reception Center (Population Monitoring)

Attendees will also be invited to participate in an exercise on April 25th.

Light lunch will be served. Accommodations upon request.

Registration deadline is March 15th.