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FBI/CDC Workshop: Radiological Awareness and Response
August 8 - August 9
Each year, the FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Directorate, Nuclear and Radiological Countermeasures Unit, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health, host FBI-CDC Radiological Awareness and Response Workshops (RARW) throughout the U.S. This free workshop is a critical capability and capacity building program developed to test a multi-agency response to a Radiological Exposure Device (RED) or a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD). The two-day workshop provides an opportunity for public health officials, first responders, and investigators to discuss their agencies’ emergency response policies and procedures, to include interagency notification and information sharing processes.
Participants in the RARW will receive a radiological threat briefing and gain an understanding of the FBI’s roles and responsibilities in WMD investigations. It will also cover response to and investigation of RED/RDD incidents based on the principles of joint law enforcement-public health collaboration. Topics of discussion will include information sharing strategies for sensitive law enforcement and medical information, agency-specific challenges of working joint investigations, and solutions to overcome these hurdles.
The next iteration of this workshop will be held on August 8-9, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. Click here to register for this event today. Please direct any questions to Maletta Simmons with the FBI WMD Directorate at Maletta.firstname.lastname@example.org.