AAHP Continuing Education Course 1

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AAHP will host Continuing Education Courses at the 2024 IRPA 16th International Congress/69th HPS Annual Meeting. The sessions will be held in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

Members and non-members are welcome.

2024 AAHP Continuing Education Courses

Any personal or professional opinions presented within these courses reflect those of the presenters, and not necessarily those of the Academy.

Course 1: 8 hours (16 CECs)

Essential Radiological Emergency Response Training for First Responders Made Simple: The Department of Energy’s MERRTT Train-the-Trainer Program

8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Orlando, FL local time (Eastern Time)

Presenter Names

Mark Linsley and Austin Olson; Technical Resources Group, Inc.

Course Description

The Department of Energy’s Transportation Emergency Response Program (DOE TEPP) has developed a suite of free planning, training, and exercise resources designed to help all branches of first response agencies manage a radiological transportation accident. These sessions will summarize those resources and provide attendees the opportunity to complete a condensed Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training (MERRTT) Train-the-Trainer program. Attendees will need to complete all three sessions (1-F, 2-F, and 3-F) to receive their instructor’s certification and flash drive containing all the course material.

The MERRTT program consists of multimedia rich training material that includes Power-Point presentations, videos, practical exercises, student guides, instructor guides, test material, and regionally available training aids. MERRTT takes the complex topic of a radiological transportation accident response and breaks it down into 14 easily understood modules and hands-on practical exercises. Attendees of the program are presented with information that simplifies the topic while developing a comprehensive understanding of radioactive material, radiological survey instruments, decontamination techniques for handling radiologically contaminated victims, and local, state, and federal resources available to responders during an emergency. An important element of the training is detailed information on the types of packages used to transport radioactive material. Upon successful completion of the MERRTT course, students receive a certificate from DOE TEPP that includes up to 9.0 continuing education hours (CEH) for medical response personnel. MERRTT also meets the Waste Isolation Project Plant (WIPP) Land Withdrawal Act training requirements and is listed on the Department of Homeland Security’s federally approved courses listing.


Location and Contact Info

Rosen Shingle Creek

9939 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

July 6th, 2024 from  8:00 AM to  5:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Course 1: Essential Radiological Emergency Response Training $395.00