Weapons of Mass Destruction Radiological/Nuclear Awareness
This one day course is designed to provide an overview of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). This course will focus on the basics of radiation, possible health effects, hazard identification and proper notification procedures. This course will also review protection measures such as distance, time and shielding to reduce exposure while operating in a radilogical environment. This course will include instruction on how to identify the design and construction features of containers used for storing radiological and nuclear material. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned during group activities.
Course Length: 8 hours
Course Timeline: Review the training calendar to identify the timeline for the specific class you will be attending. Unless otherwise stated, registration is always 30 minutes prior to the class start time.
Target Audience/Discipline: This course is designed for federal, state and local emergency management officials, first responders, hazardous materials response organizations, public works and public health.
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.