Model Procedures

TEPP Model Procedures

The Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program has several Model Procedures available for emergency response agencies. The Model Procedures are designed to help remedy procedural weaknesses that the agency has identified by conducting the TEPP Model Needs Assessment.

Needs Assessment Information

The Model Needs Assessment is the first step in utilizing the TEPP Tools. The Model Needs Assessment is a self assessment document that is used to determine your jurisdiction's readiness for response to a transportation accident involving radioactive material. By working through the Needs Assessment questions, you will determine strengths and identify possible improvement areas. The Model Needs Assessment will help you identify improvement areas for both training and procedures.

If training is determined to be an area in need of improvement, the Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training (MERRTT) program can be used to improve identified training deficiencies. If procedural weaknesses are identified, the TEPP Model Procedures can be implemented to help correct deficiencies in this area.

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First Responder Initial Response Procedure Information

The purpose of the Model Initial Response Procedure is to provide first responders with guidance for response to a transportation accident involving radioactive material.

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Materials Team Incident Response Procedure Information

The purpose of the Hazardous Materials Team Incident Response Procedure is to provide guidance for developing an emergency response plan, as outlined in OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.120(q), for facility response. This model has been adopted and applied to work for response to transportation accidents involving radioactive material or other hazardous materials incidents.

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EMS Responder Procedure for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Patient Information

The purpose of the EMS Responder Procedure for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Patient is to provide guidance to EMS care providers for properly handling and packaging potentially radiologically contaminated patients.

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Medical Examiner/Coroner Guide for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Body/Human Remains Information

The purpose of Medical Examiner/Coroner Guide for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Body/Human Remains is to identify precautions and provide guidance to Medical Examiners/Coroners on the handling of a body or human remains that are potentially contaminated with radioactive material.

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Radioactive Material or Hazardous Materials Decontamination Procedure Information

The purpose of Radioactive Material or Hazardous Materials Decontamination Procedure is to provide guidance for performing decontamination of individuals who have entered a “hot zone” during hazardous material incidents involving radioactive materials. This procedure provides for three decontamination options: multiple hazardous materials present without radiological instrumentation available, radioactive material only without radiological instrumentation available, and radioactive material only with radiological instrumentation available.

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Model Emergency Operations Plan Annex Information

The purpose of the Model Emergency Operations Plan Annex is to provide planning guidance to state, local, and tribal officials for response to transportation incidents involving radioactive materials. This model provides a basic structure and annotated guidance for preparing a Transportation Annex to a county level Emergency Operations Plan. Guidance for preparing this model was based on FEMA REP 5 and the FEMA State and Local Guide (SLG) 101 Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning. This model was prepared using example information pertinent to County level planning, rather than State level planning. Information appearing in italics provides guidance for planning. Other information within specific sections should be considered as examples only and must be changed to reflect specific jurisdictional situations and requirements.

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Model Recovery Procedure Information

The purpose of the Model Recovery Procedure is to provide assistance in the recovery planning for an incident involving radioactive material. The Model Procedure contains the recommended elements for developing and conducting recovery planning at the scene of a transportation incident involving radiological material.

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