Emergency Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material

This training video and user guide was designed to supplement the MERRTT program and has been produced as a cooperative effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the DOE Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program.

The video will demonstrate basic response techniques to a transportation accident involving radioactive material. Starting with the initial 9-1-1 call, the video will show responders’ arrival, size-up, initial response actions, scene entry, victim rescue and treatment, decontamination techniques, and transport to a medical facility. The video emphasizes the importance of using the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) to determine responder actions for response to a transportation accident involving radioactive material. Video length is approximately 18 minutes. A copy of this video may be obtained, free of charge, by calling FEMA at (800) 480-2520 and requesting item number 9-0417: "Emergency Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material."

View a 1.5 minute sample of the video

Download Video User Guide

To view clip: right click on link and choose the "save target as" option. Save the file “Trans Accident Involving RAM.wmv” to your desktop. Once downloaded, simply double click the "Trans Accident Involving RAM.wmv" icon on your desktop to watch the movie.

You will need to have Windows Media Player version 9.0 to view the video. The latest version of Windows Media Player can be downloaded free at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/player.aspx