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AWR-224-W - Secondary Screener Radiation Detection Kit Components and Controls (SS/RDK CC)

Course Description - Last updated 9/12/13

This course provides general information on the purpose and use of the Thermo FH40 radiation detector and Probes contained in the Thermo Scientific Emergency Radiation Detection Kit (RDK). The SS/RDK CC course provides basic information and some of the basic skills necessary to use the RDK in a variety of settings. This course is a pre-requisite for our new instructor led PER-227 Secondary Screener/Radiation Detector Kit Operations and Strategies course but contains useful information regarding the Thermo FH-40 controls and probes for agencies that use this detector.

Course Objectives:
Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: 
  • IDENTIFY the components of the radiation detection kit 
  • DESCRIBE the controls used on the FH40G-L survey rate meter. 
  • RECOGNIZE the menus and displays used by the FH40G-L survey rate meter 
  • PERFORM the 8 step pre-operations check required for the FH40G-L prior to use with the Radiation Detection Kit (RDK). 
  • IDENTIFY each of the audio and visual alarms which may occur during the detection of radiation by the FH40G-L with/without probes. 
  • IDENTIFY each probe contained within the RDK. 
  • DESCRIBE the unique characteristics of each probe contained within the RDK

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Hazardous Materials (HazMat), and Response personnel assigned duties employing an RDK.

Eligibility

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

Certificate

A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course, granting 0.15 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: ctosnnsa@nv.doe.gov.

Compliance

This course complies with ANSI N42.37-2006, “American National Standard for Training Requirements for Homeland Security Purposes Using Radiation Detector Instrumentation for Interdiction and Prevention.”

Enrollment  Information

Access the CTOS Web Campus at
http://beta.saic.com/ctos_alt/pages/courses_web_campus.htm. Once registered, select the
course catalog.


Prerequisites & Other Information:
  • PER 243 Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) Course
  • PER 245 Secondary Screener/Radiation/Isotope Identifier Device (SS/RIID) Course
  • Other prerequisites: Working knowledge of PRDs and RIIDs, equivalent experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities.


Cost:
No tuition is charged.
All training and course materials are provided
at no cost to eligible participants. Funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency/National Preparedness Directorate U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


Course Specifics

Hours: 1.50
Provider: Counterterrorism Operations Support (CTOS)
Sponsor: DHS-FEMA TEI
Disciplines: Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Hazmat
Law Enforcement


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