Radiological Training

For Radiological Training information call Mike Channell at 803-326-2300.

Radiological Emergency Worker Training


York County's Radiological Emergency Worker Training Program is specific to the audience to which it is delivered and their roles and responsibilities in the county's plans, procedures, and SOPs. The following is a brief description of the Radiological Emergency Worker training classes conducted in York County:

School Teachers & Administrators


This training covers the roles and responsibilities of school teachers and administrators and where they fit into York County's plan during a fixed nuclear facility emergency. It includes emergency classification levels and the actions taken by schools at each level, protective action decision making, protective action options (early dismissal, cancellation of the school day, shelter-in-place, and evacuation), and transportation of students to pick-up points and reception centers, and student accountability.

School Bus Drivers


This training covers the roles and responsibilities of school bus drivers and how they interface with York County's plan during a fixed nuclear facility emergency. This includes the basics of radiation, health effects of radiation, emergency worker exposure limits, exposure control, potassium iodide, use of dosimetry, and school district transportation plans.

Firefighters


This training covers fundamentals of radiation, Emergency Worker exposure protection, biological effects of radiation, Emergency Worker exposure limits, emergency classification levels, safety around radioactive sources, protection from radiation hazards, exposure vs. contamination, Personal Protective Equipment, Route Alerting, contamination control, dosimetry, potassium iodide, and radiological monitoring.

Firefighting personnel who respond on-site (Bethel, Clover and Newport) receive joint training with Emergency Management and trainers from the Catawba Nuclear Station. In addition to the above listed items, this training includes site access, interface with site security, medical and fire brigade personnel.

Firefighters that work at one of the 4 Emergency Worker Monitoring/Decontamination Stations will also receive additional training on the roles and responsibilities for the decon station.

Rescue


This training covers fundamentals of radiation, biological effects of radiation, radiation vs. contamination, emergency classification levels, protection from radiation hazards, contamination control, Emergency Worker exposure limits, PPE, dosimetry, radiological monitoring, patient handling.

Emergency Medical Service


This training covers fundamentals of radiation, biological effects of radiation, radiation vs. contamination, emergency classification levels, site access, interface with site security/medical (MERT) personnel, protection from radiation hazards, contamination control, Emergency Worker exposure limits, PPE, dosimetry, radiological monitoring, patient handling, contaminated injuries, and MS-1.

Piedmont Medical Center Emergency Department Staff


This training covers fundamentals of radiation, biological effects of radiation, radiation vs. contamination, protection from radiation hazards, dosimetry, radiological monitoring, decontamination techniques, PPE, Emergency Worker exposure limits, interface with EMS, patient transfer, handling contaminated injuries, emergency classification levels, and MS-1. Training will also be provided for other departments that are listed in the plan that will help set up the RCZ and the Decontamination Room.

Law Enforcement


This training covers the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement officers and how they interface with York County's plan during a fixed nuclear facility emergency. This includes fundamentals of radiation, Emergency Worker exposure protection, biological effects of radiation, Emergency Worker exposure limits, emergency classification levels, safety around radioactive sources, protection from radiation hazards, PPE, Traffic Control Points, Route Alerting, contamination control, dosimetry and potassium iodide.

9-1-1 Telecommunication Staff


This training covers the roles and responsibilities of the 9-1-1 Telecommunication staff and how they will interface with the York County's plan during a fixed nuclear facility emergency. This includes fundamentals of radiation, emergency classification levels, Emergency Worker exposure limits, dosimetry and potassium iodide.

EOC Staff (Critical Incident Management Group) to Include the YCOEM Emergency Public Information Spokesperson & the County PIO


This training covers the roles and responsibilities of Critical Incident Management Group (CIMG) and how they interface with York County's plan during a fixed nuclear facility emergency. This includes the basics of radiation, health effects of radiation, emergency worker exposure limits, potassium iodide, and the use of dosimetry.