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ID
0-509-1210
Name
Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection Screener
Status
Published
Version
1.5
Updated
10/15/2020 11:42:57 AM
Original Release
05/09/2017
Last Major Release
10/15/2020
Resource Category
Prevention
Primary Core Capability
Screening, Search, and Detection
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection (PRND) Screener serves as the primary screener and operates during steady-state or enhanced steady-state operations
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The NIMS Type 1 PRND Screener: 1. Functions as the Secondary Screener during steady state or enhanced steady state operations 2. Uses isotope identification detection equipment and investigative techniques to identify and investigate an event 3. Works with the Primary Screener to perform secondary screening tasks to include: a. Collection of spectra b. Isotopes identification c. Reachback
Type 2The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 2 PRND Screener: 1. Is the initial point of radiation detection and has first contact with a conveyance, individual, or shipment 2. Uses radiological nuclear detection equipment to perform the following functions: a. Detect b. Verify c. Locate d. Measure e. Assess f. Adjudicate or elevate 3. Interfaces with Secondary Screeners as necessary, such as when an elevated alarm necessitates secondary screening
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
TrainingThese courses are a combination of DNDO- and Counterterrorism Operations Support (CTOS)-developed and delivered training. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Directorate (NPD), National Training and Education Division Federal Sponsored Course Catalog lists all DNDO and CTOS courses.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Completion of one of the following: 1. PER-245: Secondary Screener/Radiation Isotope Identifier Device (SS/RIID) Course OR 2. Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) PRND Primary and Secondary QuickStart Training
Type 2Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. Basic (BAS)-2150: Basic Principles of Radiation 5. One of the following: a. Awareness (AWA)-140: Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Radiological/Nuclear (R/N) Awareness Course (instructor-led training or web-based training), or AWA – 1801: Visual Indicators of R/N Material, or b. Field Operations (FOP)-3200 (listed as DHS-019-PREV): Primary Screening, or Performance (PER)-243: Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) Course
ExperienceThe AHJ should document and validate knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. Performs Radiation Isotope Identifier Device (RIID) advanced operations, including collecting and transmitting spectra and data to reachback 2. Performs secondary screening operations and adjudicates non-threat alarms within a reasonable timeframe 3. Familiarity with radiological operations pertaining to the Secondary Screener position 4. Determines the appropriate half-life of radioisotopes Experience: Completion of the Secondary Screener PTB or AHJ equivalent
Type 2Knowledge, skills, and abilities: 1. Performs PRD operations 2. Understands equipment limitations under diverse environmental conditions Experience: Completion of the Primary Screener Position Task Book (PTB) or Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) equivalent
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Arduous 2. Maintains AHJ-determined medical and fitness standards
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. Participates as a designated Secondary Screener in annual PRND operations, including operational incidents, planned events, exercises, drills, or simulations 2. Quarterly proficiency check to include acquiring three spectra (background, known source, and unknown source), downloading of files, proper naming of files, and transmitting of data to reachback
Type 21. Participates as a designated Primary Screener in annual PRND operations, including operational incidents, planned events, exercises, drills, or simulations 2. Biannual (every six months) completion of refresher training on mission, position updates, and equipment operation
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals prior to deployment.
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508-6: Personal Radiation Detector
FEMA, NIMS 508-6: Radio-Isotope Identification Device
FEMA, NIMS 508-6: Human-Portable Radiation Detector Backpack
FEMA, NIMS 508-6: Vehicle-Mounted Radiological Nuclear Detection System
Federal Emergency Management Agency National Preparedness Directorate National Training and Education Division Federal Sponsored Course Catalog, August 2014
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017