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PER-332 - Population Monitoring for Community Response Center Course

Course Description
This instructor-led course trains emergency responders and non-uniformed
support personnel to operate monitoring stations within the Community
Reception Center (CRC) or similar reception centers in order to perform
population monitoring and contamination reduction measures after a
radiological or nuclear incident. Examples of incidents that would initiate the establishment of a CRC include a nuclear detonation such as an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND), Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD), an attack on a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) or other incidents that expose the general population to radioactive contamination.

Responders learn the basic operation of radiation detectors, dosimeters,
portal monitors, personal protective equipment (PPE) selection, and
decontamination procedures. Attendees are taught to conduct radiological
surveys of personnel and vehicles. Attendees are encouraged to bring their
own department’s instruments if possible. This course uses radioactive
material to provide realism in order to replicate various scenarios the
responder may encounter

    • Describe the purpose of the Community Reception Center 
    (CRC) in a radiological/nuclear incident, its stations and the staff 
     • Upon completion of this module, Participants will distinguish 
    between various radiation detection and measuring devices. 
    • Identify PPE and decontamination procedures for a CRC in a 
    radiological/nuclear incident 

    • The participant will demonstrate contamination screening 
    procedures performed during CRC operations

Target Audience/Discipline
Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service,
Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Citizen/Community Volunteer, and First Responders and non-uniform support personnel that will be tasked
with operations at CRCs.

It is the responsibility of the jurisdiction to select course participants.

A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course,
granting 0.8 continuing education units (CEUs) through the University
of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). A letter verifying CEUs can 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 
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 link:
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
participants. Travel, Meals, and Lodging is at the cost of the Registrants Local Jurisdiction.

This course is based on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance
for Community Reception Centers, Population Monitoring in Radiation

Enrollment Information
To attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training
partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of
Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator
in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 8.00
Provider: Counterterrorism Operations Support (CTOS)
Disciplines: Government Administration
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Health Care
Law Enforcement
Public Health
Volunteer Organization

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