Radiological Emergency Preparedness
The KDHE Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program works to ensure the safety of Kansas citizens from accidental or purposeful incidents or accidents involving radioactive materials through planning, training, exercising, and responding. Radiological incidents fall under Emergency Support Function (ESF) #10, Oil and Hazardous Materials, of the Kansas Response Plan. KDHE is the Primary agency for radiological incidents, as assigned under the Kansas Response Plan and ESF#10. KDHE is the lead state agency for operational radiological response in the state of Kansas. KDHE radiation staff remain on call 24 hours a day/seven days a week for notifications of radiological incidents and will respond to the site of an incident as needed.
The KDHE REP Program maintains extensive radiological emergency response procedures to guide the agency response for all types of radiological incidents. Staff from the REP program provide radiological response training to agency staff; other state and local government officials; hospitals; first responders including law enforcement, fire departments, and ambulance services; and other public and private organizations as requested. All KDHE Radiation Control staff participate in regular drills and exercises to maintain their knowledge and skills and build partnerships with other agencies and organizations.
- Radiation Emergency Handbook (.pdf)
- KDHE Hospital Guidelines (.pdf)
- KDHE RDD Fact Sheet (.pdf)
- KDHE Nuclear Detonation Fact Sheet (.pdf)
- Potassium Iodide (KI) Frequently Asked Questions (.pdf)
- Kansas Division of Emergency Management
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- U.S. Department of Energy – FRMAC
- Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Federal Emergency Management Agency – Nuclear Power Plant Emergency
- U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission