Initial Response

  • What is the scope of the incident and the response?
  • How will it affect service delivery?
  • Where are the impacted communities?
  • What population is impacted?
  • What is the anticipated medical surge?
  • Determine communication means
  • Evaluate healthcare organization, staff and supplies
  • Healthcare facility status
  • Consider healthcare facility incident command status
  • Determine health department status
  • Identify who need to know
  • Identify resources to be deployed
  • Consider healthcare facility decompression initiatives
When: Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023, 10:00AM - 12:00PM


Introducing the Basic Radiological Incident Awareness (BRIA) webinar series

Many of us experienced the insecurity of the Cold War era. World nuclear security, however, has been deteriorating the last few years. Accidents such as nuclear power plant accidents at the Chernobyl and the Fukushima Daichi sites are stark reminders of the potential impacts of radiological incidents. The President recently released National Security Memorandum-16, which includes a mandate for USDA (as well as other Federal agencies) to ensure we have capabilities to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and cyber incidents impacting food and agriculture. The BRIA series is a seven-module series that will provide APHIS employees and stakeholders basic information on radiological and nuclear incidents. The training will assist APHIS employees in application of their existing skills to tasks assigned to APHIS in nuclear or radiological incidents. The modules will also provide a strategic overview of the types of animal and agricultural mission in nuclear or radiological incidents. The modules include:

Introduction to Radiological Incidents – Scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 11am Eastern Time
Introduction to Radiation Safety – Scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 11am Eastern
Nuclear Power Plant Incidents – Scheduled for Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 11 am Eastern
Nuclear Terrorism Incidents – Schedule for Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 11 am Eastern
Building and Supporting an Animal Decontamination Capability (Date TBD)
Agricultural Recovery in Nuclear and Radiological Incidents (Date TBD)
Livestock Mortality Management in Chemical or Radiological Incidents – Already presented in 2021 and on the VS National Training and Exercise Program YouTube channel.