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ID
0-508-1178
Name
Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection Team
Status
Published
Version
1.2
Updated
11/19/2019 1:38:23 PM
Original Release
05/09/2017
Last Major Release
11/19/2019
Description
A team comprised of public safety personnel from various backgrounds that detects radiological and nuclear materials.
Resource Category
Prevention
Primary Core Capability
Screening, Search, and Detection
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The team: 1. Uses Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection (PRND) tools and training to detect nuclear and radiological material out of regulatory control 2. Supports Primary Screening, Secondary Inspection, Wide Area Search, Advanced Wide Area Search, and Advanced Secondary Inspection 3. Is not capable of handling interdiction and other law enforcement missions unless sworn law enforcement personnel are assigned
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Discuss logistics for deploying this team, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment 2. Teams are scalable by type, based on the needs of the event 3. Requestor should specify if law enforcement capabilities are necessary 4. Requestor may order additional PRND Team Operators, but should ensure a span of control consistent with the Incident Command System (ICS)
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 18
Type 26
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 43
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMRequestor should specify NIMS Type 1 PRND Team Leader if law enforcement capability is necessary.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 41 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 2 PRND Team Leader
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMRequestor should specify NIMS Type 1 PRND Team Operator if law enforcement capability is necessary.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 2 – NIMS Type 2 PRND Team Operator
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 3 – NIMS Type 2 PRND Team Operator
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 42 – NIMS Type 2 PRND Team Operator
Radiation Detection and Identification Capabilities Per Team1. Primary Screening may consist of chokepoint and checkpoint operations, land border points of entry, defined rooms, cargo containers, and vehicles. 2. Secondary Inspection operations occur when an alarm sounds during primary screening. 3. Wide Area Search may include sweeps of large areas, such as stadiums, and defined areas within an urban, suburban or rural area. 4. Advanced Wide Area Search includes sweeps of larger geographic areas, such as roadways. 5. Advanced Secondary Inspection operations provide increased confidence of isotope identification.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Advanced Wide Area Search Advanced Secondary Inspection
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Wide Area Search
Type 3Same as Type 4, PLUS: Secondary Inspection
Type 4Primary Screening
Radiation Detector Equipment Per TeamTeam operating with only PRDs should have established access to a Radio-Isotope Identification Device (RIID) to conduct secondary screening.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 2 – NIMS Type 1 or Type 2 PRD 1 – NIMS Type 1 or Type 2 Vehicle Mounted Detection System
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 3 – NIMS Type 1 or Type 2 PRD 2 – NIMS Type 1 or Type 2 Human Portable Radiation Detector
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 43 – NIMS Type 1 or Type 2 Personal Radiation Detector (PRD)
High Range Radiation Detector Equipment Per TeamThe Radiation Survey Meter is not a NIMS typed resource.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – Radiation Survey Meter
Type 2Not Specified
Type 3Not Specified
Type 4Not Specified
Isotope Identification Equipment Per TeamNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1 – NIMS Type 1 RIID
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31 – NIMS Type 2 RIID
Type 4Not Specified
Electronics and Communications Equipment Per TeamNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Same as Type 4, PLUS: Laptop with aircard or satellite phone
Type 42-way hand-held radio
745
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509-6: Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509-6: Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection Team Operator
FEMA, NIMS 508-6: Personal Radiation Detector
FEMA, NIMS 508-6: Radio-Isotope Identification Device
FEMA, NIMS 508-9: Human Portable Radiation Detector Backpack
FEMA, NIMS 508-6: Vehicle Mounted Radiological Nuclear Detection System
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017