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Illinois’ Radiation Response Volunteer Corps

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is creating a pilot project to recruit, train and utilize radiation response volunteers to support the state’s response to large-scale radiological accidents at nuclear power plants in the state. Radiation Response Volunteer Corps (RRVC) members will assist the state Radiological Assessment Field Teams (RAFT) in staffing and operation of community reception centers. Tasks may include administrative, logistical and communication support and radiological monitoring of people during a radiation-related emergency. The Radiation Response Volunteer Corps pilot program will focus initially on the area around the Dresden Nuclear Power Station near Morris.

Illinois Radiation Response Volunteer Corps Brochure
Illinois Radiation Response Volunteer Corps Application

Course Length: 4 hours

Course Manager: Mark Hannant / Bill Conway

Course Timeline: 4 -hour course

Prerequisite: Knowledge and experience in reducing citizens’ concern about health risk from radiation exposure, experience dealing with the psychological impact such an event my have on affected individuals, the ability to communicate clearly through a variety of communications channels, including telephone and two-way radio and experience with radiation survey and decontamination procedures.

Target Audience/Discipline: IEMA is looking for people who are interested in helping others during a radiological emergency.

Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.


Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori Lemasters-McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.

 

 

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