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Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training (MERRTT)

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) present DOE’s Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training (MERRTT) train-the-trainer program.

This modular training program informs students how to respond to transportation accidents involving radioactive materials.  The course is aimed at: training and safety officers, first responders, law enforcement personnel, fire departments, emergency medical personnel, hazmat teams, emergency managers, public health officials, emergency room personnel and other companies, agencies or individuals who may volunteer to respond during radiological transportation incidents.

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TRAINING MODULES

2004 MERRTT Modules
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DAY 1 SESSION

Module No.

Module Title

1

DOE Shipments and Resources (pdf)

2

Radiological Basics (pdf)

3

Biological Effects (pdf)

4

Hazard Recognition (pdf)

5

Initial Response Actions (pdf)

6

Radioactive Material Shipping Package (pdf)

7

Patient Handling (pdf)

8

Radiological Terminology and Units (pdf)

9

Incident Control (pdf)

10

Radiological Survey Instruments and Dosimetry Devices (pdf)

11

Assessing Package Integrity (pdf)

12

Waste Isolation Pilot Plants (pdf)

DAY 2 SESSION

Module No.

Module Title

13

Decontamination, Disposal and Documentation (pdf)

14

Transportation by Rail (pdf)

15

Transportation of Safeguards Material (pdf)

16

Pre-Hospital Practices (pdf)

17

Incident Command (pdf)

18

Public Information Officer (pdf)

 

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