CitizenReady Radiation Disaster Program
The CitizenReady® Radiation Disaster program is a standardized, national disaster health education program that provides critical medical and mental health information in the context of radiation emergencies. The program will help citizens understand the implications of a radiological disaster and the potential health consequences that may result. It will furthermore teach methods of preparedness and response unique to this type of emergency.
The objectives of CitizenReady: Enhancing Personal Readiness and Resilience for Radiation Disasters are:
- Explain the basic properties of radiation and why it may be dangerous to human health
- Describe potential sources of large amounts of radiation
- Explain plausible ways for a nuclear power plant to fail
- Describe the difference between "exposure" and "contamination"
- Describe health afflictions commonly associated with radiation exposure
- Describe physical and medical countermeasures to protect oneself against radiation contamination
- Explain what actions to take if you have been or think you may be contaminated
CitizenReady instructor/facilitator materials
To successfully use the CitizenReady presentation in the PDF format, view in full screen. The materials are free of charge and will permit the facilitator to deliver a CitizenReady training program in their hometown.