The Greene County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) from Xenia, OH, conducted a radiation training on Nov. 7–8 to prepare for a possible radiation emergency. MRC volunteers learned how to screen large numbers of people for radiation and how to decontaminate them. This training was the first radiation preparedness training of its kind in West Central Ohio, and increased the knowledge, skills, and abilities of volunteers to respond effectively to a radiation emergency. Read more about the radiation emergency training in Ohio.
Learn more about NACCHO’s work in the field of radiation preparedness to improve the capacity of local health departments to prepare for, respond to, and recover from radiation or nuclear disasters.