Tools for the First Responder Health Physicist
T. F. O'Connell, P. Ares
A primary responsibility of a first responder is to return from a response alive. Awareness of the incident conditions and the recognition of the existing and potential hazards that exist in a response to an incident is a paramount activity to the first responder. The ability to perform these fundamental tasks is based on knowledge obtained through instruction and exercises.
This abstract was presented at the 36th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Radiation Safety Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Response", Emerging Technologies, Part 1 Session, 1/26/2003 - 1/29/2003, held in San Antonio, TX.