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Radiation Instruments Operations and Employment: CTOS (PER-345 & PER-355)

  • Hudson County, NJ (map)

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness will sponsor a one-day training course titled, Radiation Instruments Operations and Employment. The course will be instructed by the Counter Terrorism Operational Support (CTOS), a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC).

COST: None, but please preregister as seating is limited.

This course provides instrument operation skills needed by the first responders when responding to a radiological or nuclear incident. The course provides a general overview of detection equipment, its selection, and its general operation. The training will encompass basic operations of the following: dosimeters, Personal Radiation Detectors, (PRDs), Human Portable Radiation Detectors (Backpacks), survey meters, portal monitors, and Radio-Isotope Identifier Devices (RIIDs). This course uses a series of drills designed to reinforce the skills of emergency responders, who have received training in the use of radiation detection instruments. This course is applicable to both prevent and response mission areas.

This course is for all first responders and personnel who may be assigned radiological detection operations


If you have any questions regarding this training, please email Michael Urbanski at