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Department of Homeland Security Shield / FEMA
Center for
Domestic Preparedness

REP Decision Makers Course

8 Contact Hours


This web-based course provides a basic awareness and understanding of a radiological event, and how the information supplied during the event may affect your decision-making process. In this course you will learn basic information about radiation, radiation exposure, and radioactivity. You will understand nuclear power plant operations, accidents, and emergency response. You will understand the relationship between Protective Action Guides (PAGs) protective action recommendations (PARs), and protective action decisions (PADs). You will be able to identify incident phases and how emergency workers play a role in your protective action decisions. Please note that this course will take approximately 8 hours to complete. It is recommended that you plan on taking the course in multiple sittings.