Radiological Emergency Information

General Information

Emergency Response

Specific areas where BERP staff can assist in planning for or responding to a radiological emergency include:

  • Assessment and Evaluation of potential radiological contamination;
  • Guidance on location of hot/cold zone, contamination control, required protective measures, turn back values, decontamination protocols for first responders, etc.;
  • Technical assistance to hospitals/clinics that request it;
  • Preparing key messages for emergency workers, and affected members of the public;
  • Collecting environmental samples and triage analyses to be able to:
    • Determine type and concentration of radioactive materials in the environment;
    • Determine need for evacuation/relocation/restrictions (food, water, etc.);
    • Prepare advisories to the public and emergency workers;