This 16-hour training program is designed to take the complex topic of a radiological accident response and break it down into 16 easily understood modules and hands-on practical exercises. Students will be presented with the training to simplify the topic while developing a comprehensive understanding of radioactive material, radiological survey instruments, decontamination techniques for handling radiologically contaminated victims, and resources available to responders during a response.
An important element of the training is detailed information on the types of packages used to transport radioactive material. The course includes use of “live” radiation sources in the practical exercises to reinforce learning. Upon successful completion of the MERRTT course students will receive a certificate from the Department of Energy’s Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program, including up to 10.5 hours of continuing education hours (CEH) for medical response personnel. MERRTT meets the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act training requirements and is listed on the Department of Homeland Security Federal Approved Courses Listing. By attending the Train-the-Trainer module, one additional hour of instruction delivered at the end of the 16 hours of training, students can be qualified as MERRTT trainers.
Prerequisites: None. This training will develop necessary responder skills for all levels and types of responders.
Target Audience: All types and levels of emergency responders assigned the responsibility to enter the hot zone, perform emergency rescue, identify package types, and isolate the hot zone until advanced level support arrives.
West Virginia Homeland Security State Administrative Agency/
Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department & CERT
April 9 – 10, 2012
8:00AM – 5:00PM
Judge Black Annex – Wood County Courthouse (Fort Boreman Room)
REGISTRATION IS PREREQUISITE TO ADMITTANCE
TO REGISTER GO TO: http://www.onlinelearning.wv.gov/dmapscm6
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 5 p.m. 2 April 2012.
SPACE IS LIMITED
Questions? Contact Christian Fernley at 304-558-2930.