Video: Radiation Survey Instruments (8:51)

About this video:

This video was produced by the Department of Energy/Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) for their Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training (MERRTT) education project. REMM is grateful to TEPP for the opportunity to show this video, which is used as part of their comprehensive professional training program for responders.

  • Source: DOE Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP)
  • Topics: types of survey instruments which detect and measure exposure or radioactive contamination, types of probes attached to detectors, selecting the correct type of instrument to use on scene, units of measure, time/distance/shielding for safety, vehicle placarding, transport index number, techniques for monitoring exposure or contamination, swipe method for assessing contamination, personal protective clothing, logging each sample, significance of background radiation
  • Video refers to Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) version 2000 for first responders
  • These excellent videos (and guides) are generally targeted at those responding to transportation 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.
  • These videos are included in a much more extensive DOE/TEPP/MERRT professional training program for transportation accident responders.