Radiological Emergency Preparedness

(REP) Program


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.

Wolf Creek Preparedness
2010 Ingestion Pathways Exercise Video
Windows Media File
Video Transcript (.pdf)


Radiation Response Volunteer Corps


The Kansas System for Population Monitoring
The Kansas System for Population Monitoring
Windows Media File
Transcript (.pdf)


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