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AFD response, approach, and operations at known or suspected radiological incidents shall be consistent with:

-The AFD Hazardous Material Site Operation Manual

-CAPCOG RESET CBRNE Regional Response Guidebook


Response to a known or suspected accidental release of radiation will be a:

Hazmat Task Force or a Hazardous Materials Alarm


The Incident Commander will notify who as soon as possible in teh event of any known or suspected felease of radiological materials?

Texas Bureau of Radiation Control


Protecting your body from _________ contamination is of the utmost importance:



When approaching, company officers will retrieve the ______ ________ from the apparatus, write down the current ________ _________ dose reading and carry it on their person for the duration of the incident:

-Radiological Pager

-Total Accumulated


The immediate "Turn back dose rate" during victim rescue is:

200 REM per hour


The initial exclusion zone will be established at any point where _______ readings are found:

2 millirem per hour


Initial exclusion zones at the site of an explosion shall never be set closer than:

The rubble line


The RAD pager serves as both a:

Dose rate and Absorbed dose monitoring tool


Exclusion zones will be re-evaluated and monitored by:

Arriving Spec-Ops personnel


The rubble line rule remains in effect at all times regardless of monitor readings for possible:

Dirty bomb elements


Upon arrival at the scene of reported explosions, Spec-Ops units will always screen for these 3 hazards:

1. Chemical

2. Biological

3. Radiological


What is the radiation axiom?





Initial actions at a suspected radiological incident should be:


-deny entry


Any member entering the hot zone must be equipped with at least one:

RAD Pager


Who is responsible for monitoring and establishing the formal Hot Zone?

Special Operations Group


A decon corridor should be set up inside the:

Warm Zone


What type of decon must be performed on contaminated personnel and equipment exiting the hot zone?

Technical Decon


Who is responsible for setting up Technical Decon?

Special Operations Group


Maximum dose limits for each responder should be __ REM total per incident except in life saving operations where a ___ REM maximum dose limit should be used:

-5 REM total

-25 REM max


What tactical considerations are there for radiological incidents with fire (8)?

1. Initiate normal tactical firefighting operations

2. Full PPE

3. Use monitoring instrumentation

4. Approach from upwind

5. Do not ventilate

6. Minimize water usage

7. Control water run-off

8. Utilize time, distance, shielding


What (6) tactical considerations are there for rescue/medical at radiological incidents?

1. Full PPE

2. Use monitoring instrumentation

3. Remove patients quickly

4. Provide treatment to patients

5. Alert hospitals

6. Decon patients prior to transport. (Gross decon)


When dealing with radiological weapons, if fire is involved, immediately evacuate the area for ___ feet in all directions:

2,000 feet


IF no Rad pager is available and the company performs rescue, the company officer should do this to help with estimating the total dose received by the crew:

Record how much time the company spent in the exclusion zone


If the crew entered the exclusion zones without a pager and the officer needs help with time the crew spent in the exclusion zones, the officer can reference these to help estimate the time:

On-scene time and radio reports

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