Skip Navigation

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)

You are here: Home > Video: Emergency Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material

Video: Emergency Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material (1:35)



About this video:
  • Source: DHS/FEMA and DOE Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP)
  • 1:35 minute video with a companion text User Guide (PDF - 548 KB)
  • Shows generic response to transportation accidents involving radioactive material including
    • Initial 9-1-1 call, responders' arrival, size-up, initial response actions, scene entry
    • Victim rescue and treatment, decontamination techniques, and transport to a medical facility
  • Techniques are generic, and best used to supplement local training materials and procedures.
  • Video refers to Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) version 2000 for first responders

This excellent video and guide are generally targeted at those responding to incidents with very few victims.

Implementation of all the guidance recommendations may not be completely feasible for some of the very large, mass casualty incidents covered by REMM, such as an IND.