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IS-836: Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex

This course is currently being reviewed and revised to incorporate new information from the published National Preparedness System. This course will remain available for completion until the revised course is implemented.

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Course Overview

The National Response Framework (NRF) presents the guiding principles that enable all response partners to prepare for and provide a unified national response to disasters and emergencies from the smallest incident to the largest catastrophe. As part of the NRF, the Incident Annexes describe the concept of operations to address specific contingency or hazard situations or an element of an incident requiring specialized application of the NRF. This course provides an introduction to the Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex (NRIA) to the NRF.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the overall purpose of the NRIA and the policies that govern its use.
  2. Describe the roles and responsibilities of agencies involved in the management of nuclear/radiological incidents.
  3. Describe the types of incidents for which it would be activated and the concept of operations for a response.

Primary Audience

This course is intended for government executives, private-sector and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leaders, and emergency management practitioners. This includes senior elected and appointed leaders, such as Federal department or agency heads, State Governors, mayors, tribal leaders, and city or county officials – those who have a responsibility to provide for effective response.


IS 800, National Response Framework, An Introduction (note: IS 800, IS 800.a or IS 800.B are acceptable).



Course Length:

1 hour
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