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Radiological Emergency Preparedness

Capabilities

Trinity can provide comprehensive support to Federal, state, and local organizations in their efforts to prepare for a radiological incident, including:

  • Development of radiological emergency plans and procedures,
  • Radiological first responder training,
  • On-site emergency response assistance, and
  • Radiological exercise design, implementation, and evaluation.

For additional information about Trinity’s capabilities and services in the field of radiological emergency preparedness, contact Kim Wood at (513) 521-3515 or krw-AT-trinityea.com.

Qualifications and Past Experience

Trinity has provided extensive support to U.S. EPA’s Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA) in the area of emergency response. Trinity has assisted in the preparation of training courses and tabletop exercises for EPA ORIA’s Radiological Emergency Response Team (RERT) and on scene coordinators (OSCs), as well as initial exercise preparation support to EPA’s Center for Radiological Emergency Preparedness, Prevention and Response. This work as evolved over the course of our contract to support the design of EPA’s “Falling Star” exercise and design and implementation of “Ruby Slipper” full-field exercise in July 2004.

Since 2000, Trinity has been a subcontractor to ICF Consulting, supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the review of Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) plans and the evaluation of REP exercises. Trinity staff members have supported several dozen REP biannual exercises at nuclear facilities as technical evaluators of state and local emergency operation centers, field monitoring and sampling teams, and monitoring and decontamination centers. Trinity personnel is also supporting FEMA in their plan reviews for new reactors as part of the COL process. As part of this program, Trinity staff members have completed training on the FEMA REP methods at the training facilities in Emmittsburg, Maryland and other locations.

Trinity’s staff also provided rapid response technical scenario development to test the Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.