Emergency Contacts: Notify Appropriate Authorities

  • First responders will initiate notification of appropriate authorities, within the chain of command.
  • The location, scope, and type of radiation emergency will dictate how the notification proceeds.
  • Radiation emergency contact information is provided below, along with lists that may be customized.

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Federal Emergency Contacts
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI), Bethesda, MD

      Office of the Director

(301) 295-1210

      Military Medical Operations

(301) 295-2950

      Emergency (24 hours)

(301) 295-0530
Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS), Oak Ridge, TN

      Emergency: DOE/Oak Ridge Office

(865)-576-1005
(ask for REAC/TS)
This is also the after hours number

      At other times

(865)-576-3131
(between 8:30-4:30 CST)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA
       General contact
(800)-CDC-INFO
(800) 232-4636
       Emergency Response
(770)-488-7100
       NIOSH
(800)-CDC-INFO
(800) 232-4636
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
       General contact
(800) 368-5642
       Emergency
(301) 816-5100 (24-hr)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
       General contact
(800) 621-FEMA (3362)
(800) 462-7585 (TTY)
       Local FEMA offices
 
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
       Report an emergency
(866) 300-4374 (24-hr)
Advisory Team for Environment, Food, and Health (EPA, USDA, CDC, FDA)
       More information about the Advisory Team
(866) 300-4347
Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration's Radiological Assistance Program (RAP)
       Headquarters, Washington, DC
(202) 586-8100 (24-hr)
       RAP regions and phone numbers
(202) 586-8100 (24-hr)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
       National Response Center
(800)-424-8802
       Regional offices
 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
       Headquarters, Washington, DC
(202)-324-3000
       Local field offices
 



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State/Local Emergency Contacts
Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD)
       State phone number
 
Department of Energy, Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (DOE/TEPP)
       24 hour state contacts
 
Your Law Enforcement, Fire, Hazmat
       Local police
 
       County police
 
       State police
 
       Hazmat
 
       Fire department
 
Your Emergency Management Operations Center
       City
 
       County
 
       State
 
Your Health Department
       City
 
       County
 
       State
 
*Insert your local information in the empty cells in the table.



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Hospital Contacts: on call personnel
Hospital administrator
 
Medical officer
 
Nursing Supervisor
 
Emergency Department Medical Officer
 
Emergency Department Nursing Officer
 
Medical Director
 
Security Officer
 
Radiation Safety Officer
 
Medical/Radiation Oncologist
 
Nuclear Medicine
 
Radiologist
 

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References

  1. National Response Plan, Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex (PDF - 230 KB) (DHS, June 2008)
  2. Resources for nuclear and radiation disaster response (PDF - 143 KB) (Health Physics Society/Nuclear News, September 2006)
  3. Hospital Incident Command System