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Webinar: Using NACCHO’s Radiological Sheltering Tabletop Exercise Toolkit
February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with NACCHO is hosting a webinar discussing practical uses for the Radiological Sheltering Tabletop Exercise Toolkit on February 27 at 12:00-1:00 pm ET. NACCHO released this resource last year to encourage local health departments use of the CDC Guide to Operating a Public Shelter in a Radiation Emergency and to support jurisdictions with identifying strengths and areas for improvement in mass shelter plans for radiation emergencies. Webinar attendees will first hear from NACCHO staff, who will provide a general overview of the toolkit. Next, several presenters from local health departments will share important lessons learned and planning considerations identified while using this toolkit to implement recent Radiation Shelter Tabletop Exercises, and how they used the radiation exercises to meet annual exercise and drill requirements.
Whether intentional or unintentional, a radiation incident could result in the displacement of hundreds of thousands to millions of people, with the potential to overwhelm public health, emergency response, and health care systems in communities far from the site of the incident. Given the broad threat associated with this type of event, local health departments of all sizes, regardless of proximity to nuclear facilities should ensure their jurisdiction has the capacity to conduct mass sheltering operations for displaced persons following a radiation emergency. This webinar will be beneficial to both those who already have an established radiation preparedness strategy in place and agencies currently in the beginning phases of planning. To participate, use the call-in number, participant code, and webinar link listed below.
Webinar Participant Information:
- Webinar Link: https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/r2qjjlrh8q0/
- Conference Number: 1-(888)-324-3489
- Participant Code: 6529364