Society News Archive

25 October 2016
California Disaster Healthcare Volunteers Needed

The California Department of Public Health in emergency preparedness has launched a new project to recruit health physicists and other radiation professionals to join the California Disaster Healthcare Volunteers Program. This program is essential to California's preparedness for all hazards.

Currently, there are very few radiation-related professionals in the program. A few more are needed to serve as technical disaster service workers in the case of a large-scale radiological emergency. For example, radiation emergency volunteers could be deployed to assist local public health departments in the screening and decontamination of evacuees after a large radiological incident.

More information can be found on the Disaster Healthcare Volunteers website.