Emergency Contacts for Help
During Radiation Emergencies

  • 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

      Emergency (24 hours)

(301) 295-0530

      Biodosimetry specimen
     (AFRRI must be contacted directly before sending any specimens)

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

      Emergencies, after hours, and weekends:
      DOE/Oak Ridge Office Center (OROC)

(ask for REAC/TS)

      Day hours, Monday-Friday (between 8:30-4:30 CST)


      Biodosimetry specimen (ATTN: Dr. Adayabalam Balajee)

Same numbers for daytime and emergencies
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA
       General contact
(800) 232-4636
       Emergency Response
(800) 232-4636
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
       General contact
(800) 368-5642
(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) 300-4374
Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration's Radiological Assistance Program (RAP)
       Headquarters, Washington, DC
(202) 586-8100 (24-hr)
       List of Emergency Response Assets
       Latest Map of RAP Regions and Emergency Phone Numbers (Jan 4, 2021)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
       National Response Center
       Regional offices
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
       Headquarters, Washington, DC
       Local field offices

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State/Local Emergency Contacts
Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD)
       State phone number
       Map of offices
Department of Energy, Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (DOE/TEPP)
       24 hour state contacts
Your Law Enforcement, Fire, Hazmat
       Local police
       County police
       State police
       Fire department
Your Emergency Management Operations Center
Your Health Department
*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

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  1. Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex to the Response and Recovery Federal Interagency Operations Plan (PDF - 3.38 MB) (US Government Interagency, October 2016)
  2. Resources for nuclear and radiation disaster response (PDF - 143 KB) (Health Physics Society/Nuclear News, September 2006)
  3. Hospital Incident Command System