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Course Description

PER-355 - Radiation Instruments - Employment

Course Description
This course uses a series of drills and exercises designed to reinforce the
individual skills training emergency responders and non-uniformed support
personnel have received in use of radiation detection instruments. It will
provide the responder opportunities to use the instrument in performance of a
series of drills or exercises designed to meet the specific agency needs.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own department’s instruments if
possible. This course uses radioactive material to provide realism.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
demonstrate the operation and employment of:
• Dosimeter
• Personal Radiation Detector (PRD)
• Survey Meter
• Radio-Isotope Identification Device (RIID)
• Portal Monitor

Target Audience/Discipline
Emergency Management, Emergency
Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Citizen/Community Volunteer, and other personnel who may be assigned
radiological detection operations.

Eligible course Participants will fall within the target audience and are assigned to perform radiological detection operations.





Participant site

Certificates are issued to attendees upon successful completion of the
course. Additionally, CTOS-Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training is
authorized by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) to offer 0.4 continuing education units (CEUs) for this course. A letter verifying
course completion and CEUs earned will be provided upon request
by contacting CTOS at .




Prerequisites & Other Information:

AWR-140 or AWR-140-W Weapons of Mass Destruction
Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course This course is available online
at (Waived for the Pilot)

To receive credit for this FEMA course, attendees must list a Student
Identification (SID) Number on the registration form that will be issued
on the first day of class. A SID number can be obtained at the following

Radioactive Sources
This course uses sealed radioactive sources during drills and practical
exercises. Participants receive only minor radiation doses (lower than
a chest X-ray or typical round-trip airline flight across the U.S.).

All training and course materials are provided at no cost to eligible

Enrollment Information
To attend a training class delivered by CTOS-Center for Radiological/ Nuclear Training, contact a training coordinator at 877.963.2867 or email .



No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 4.00
Provider: Counterterrorism Operations Support (CTOS)
Disciplines: Law Enforcement
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Service
Public Health
Volunteer Organization
Fire Service
Government Administration
Health Care

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