Chapter 7. Role of the First Responder

  1. Larry A. Burchfield President Chief Executive Officer

Published Online: 16 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470495780.ch7

Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response

Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response

How to Cite

Burchfield, L. A. (2009) Role of the First Responder, in Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470495780.ch7

Author Information

  1. Radiochemistry Society, Richland, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471793335

Online ISBN: 9780470495780

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Keywords:

  • first responders - primary line of defense against radiological emergencies;
  • first response to past emergencies - lessons learned;
  • assessing the situation and radiological hazard

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Structure of the First Response Team's Patterns of Action

  • Role of the First Response Team

  • Protection of Responders and the Public

  • Lessons Learned from First Response to Past Emergencies

  • Manage the Medical Response

  • Manage Criminal and Terrorist Threats After a Radiological Event

  • Launching the First Response

  • Incident Command

  • Members of the First Response Team

  • Preliminary Assessment and Response

  • Emergency Response Team

  • Incident Commander Action Guide

  • Resource Coordinator Action Guide

  • Fire Departments Action Guide

  • Emergency Medical Service Action Guide

  • Law Enforcement/Security Team Action Guide

  • Forensic Evidence Management Team Action Guide

  • Public Information Officer Action Guide

  • Crisis Communication Tips

  • Local Hospital Action Guide

  • National EOC Action Guide

  • First Responder Monitor Action Guide