Flashcards in 204.03 Rediological Hazards Deck (12):
Who will normally be responsible for cleanup operations using trained cleanup personnel and equipment of radiological materials?
Shippers and/or manufactures
The FD responsibilities during radiological emergencies include rescue, treatment, fire control/extinguishment, control of contamination spread and alerting responsible experts/agencies. Actual cleanup and overall operations will not normally be a FD responsibility, although the FD will be responsible for _______
Seeing that such operations are complete
What will be dispatched to any incident reported to involve radiological materials?
2-1 or 1st alarm with hazmat team
What will the size of the assignment be based on?
The location and type of situation reported
At the scene, if there is no life hazard, rescue situation or fire, there's no reason to risk exposure to FD personnel. First arriving units should secure the perimeter, _______the situation and _______.
Wait for the arrival of the hazmat
If the immediate commitment of personnel is necessary, _______ procedures shall be implemented to minimize exposure and contain the spread of contamination.
Limited access zone (LAZ)
Any commitment of personnel to the LAZ should include at least one _______ per team to monitor radiation hazard levels. Dosimeters shall be issued to all personnel operating at the scene.
Hazard zone tape shall be stretched to define an area where readings of _____ are detectable.
What are the seven tactical considerations on radiological incidents with fire?
Normal tactical firefighting operations
Always approach from upwind
Do not ventilate
Minimize the use of water
Minimize the exposure of personnel
Useful PPE with SCBA
What are the five tactical considerations on radiological rescue/EMS incidents?
Remove patients quickly
Alert hospitals to prepare for contaminated patients
Useful PPE with SCBA
Decon vehicles used in transport
If a nuclear weapon involves fire, evacuate an area of _______ in all directions, immediately. All down wind areas must be checked for contaminants.