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Radiation Training

While the information contained in this news article was current and accurate when we posted it, it may not necessarily represent current WVOEMS policy or procedure. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 304-558-3956.

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 1:46 PM

The Monongalia County Health Department (MCHD) will be sponsoring the following radiation training courses:

(A118) AWD140 - WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course (September 17, 2013)

(A119)  PER240 - WMD Radiological/Nuclear Responder Operations Course (September 18, 19th and 20th, 2013)

The MCHD is specifically offering the operations course in response to the after action report generated by our previous radiation transportation accident exercise. It was very evident that we needed to provide more hands-on training in the areas of how to use survey meters, how to perform radiation surveying, how to choose and properly use personal protective equipment and how to operate at a radiological incident. All these topics and more will be covered by this operations course.

These courses are provided by FEMA and are free of charge. Targeted Audience/Discipline: Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Services, HazMat, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications and Public Works. A certificate and CEU's will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Many of you who are receiving this email have already taken The Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course so you do not have to consider taking it again. You can go right to the registration site and register for the Radiological/Nuclear Responder Operations Course.

If you are planning on taking the Radiological/Nuclear Responder Operations Course and have not taken the awareness course, it is recommended as a prerequisite that you take the Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course.

I have attached flyer's that give more detailed information concerning the courses.

To register go to the WV Military Affairs and Public Safety (DMAPS) website:

Course Mill.

The website opens onto a page entitled Training Center. If you are currently registered with DMAPS, sign in and click GO and proceed to register for the courses.

If you are not currently registered with DMAPS: click Create New User and proceed to create an account for yourself. Once you have created an account go back to the initial website page, sign in, click go and procedure to register for the courses.

Once you are signed in go to the top of the page and click Course Catalog. The courses you are looking for are:

A118  WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course (September 17, 2013)

A119  WMD Radiological/Nuclear Responder Operations Course (September 18, 19th and 20th, 2013)

You can enroll by clicking the enroll icon which will generate an email message to you confirming that you are registered.

Because this course is being offered through DMAPS, it is being posted not only statewide but nationally. Therefore, to assure yourself a place in the course please register as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Ted Krafczyk, Ted Krafczyk Epidemiologist / Threat Preparedness Coordinator Monongalia County Health Department.

304-598-5155 (O)

304-225-2565 (F)

 

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