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responding to emergencies

  • The Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) is a federal asset available on request by the Department of Homeland Security  (DHS) and state and local agencies to respond to a nuclear or radiological incident. The FRMAC is an interagency organization with representation...
  • NNSA's Radiation Emergency Assistance Center / Training Site (REAC/TS) is on-call 24 hours a day, to provide medical care or consultative assistance involving the exposure to ionizing radiation or radiological contamination.  REAC/TS, located in Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge in Oak...
  • NNSA's Accident Response Group (ARG) provides technical guidance and responds to U.S. nuclear weapons accidents.  The team assists in assessing weapons damage and risk, and in developing and implementing procedures for safe weapon recovery, packaging, transportation, and disposal of damaged...
  • NNSA's Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability's (ARAC) role in an emergency begins when hazardous material is released into the atmosphere by a radiological dispersal device, improvised nuclear weapon, or nuclear radiological accident.  ARAC is hosted in a facility called the National...
  • NNSA's Aerial Measuring System (AMS) provides specialized airborne radiation detection systems to provide real-time measurements of low levels of air and ground contamination. The AMS team consists of scientists, technicians, pilots, and ground support personnel. These trained experts are in...
  •  The National Technical Nuclear Forensics (NTNF) program is a Homeland Security Council and National Security Council-sponsored policy initiative that establishes federal agency missions and institutionalizes roles and responsibilities to enable operational support for materials, pre-...
  • NNSA's Emergency Response Operations program acts as the headquarters command and control, functioning as the coordinating focal point for all deployed assets during a nuclear or radiological incident.  It also acts as support to any national special security events, special events, the...
  • NNSA's Render Safe operations involve the deployment of the Accident Response Group (ARG), the Joint Technical Operations Team (JTOT), and the implementation of Radiological Triage. The support provided to federal, state, and local authorities by these assets involves operations to safely recover...
  • NNSA's Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) is the nation's premier first-response resource in assessing an emergency situation and advising decision-makers on further steps to take to evaluate and minimize the hazards of a radiological incident.  RAP provides resources (trained...
  • NNSA's Consequence Management operations involve the deployment of the following assets in response to a radiological or nuclear emergency:     Aerial Measuring System (AMS)     Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC)     National...

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