The US Department of Energy (DOE) Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) is offering a Radiation Specialist Course in Utah the week of November 5th - 9th. The five-day training session is designed to meet the training competencies outlined in the 2013 version of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 472, Chapter 18 Competencies for the Hazardous Materials Technician with a Radioactive Material Specialty.
The goal of this program is to provide the Radiation Specialist with the knowledge and skills to perform the following tasks safely:
- Analyze a hazardous materials incident involving radioactive materials to determine the complexity of the problem and potential outcomes.
- Plan a response for an emergency involving radioactive material within the capabilities and competencies of available personnel, personal protective equipment, and control equipment based on an analysis of the radioactive material incident.
- Implement the planned response to a hazardous materials incident involving radioactive material.
The course will include the use of high activity "live" radiation sources. Students are encouraged to bring their jurisdiction's radiological survey instrumentation. The training will provide students the opportunity to work with and gain experience using those instruments in a field of radiation. This is an advanced level training course and students will be expected to be proficient in basic algebra, in addition to meeting the following technical prerequisites:
- Technician Level Hazardous Materials Certification
- Completion of the US Department of Energy's Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training (MERRTT), DHS/FEMA Radiological Response Team Initial Course, or equivalent
- Completion of NIMS, ICS-100 & 200 Incident Command Courses
When: November 5-9, 2018 8 AM - 5 PM (MST)
Where: Larry H. Miller Public Safety Education and Training Center, 410 West 9800 South, Sandy, UT 84070
Tuition is free, however, students are responsible for their own travel costs and lodging arrangements.