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1

What are the 3 ways to help reduce the amount of radiation you get at an incident?

Time
Distance
Shielding

2

Radiation sources can be found in 2 ways, what are they?

Sealed - No contamination risk

Unsealed - Contamination risk (Powders, solids, liquids or gases)

3

What is the does limit for employees?

20mSv per year

10mSv for fire service personnel

4

If en route to a radiation incident an epd sounds or survey meter goes above background, what should crews do?

Retreat back to where alarms have returned to normal

5

Size of cordon for radiation incident?

Min 25 meters

6

How many counts above background level will deem personnel, appliances and equipment contaminated?

5 counts per second

7

Where is absorbed dose rates recorded of firefighters?

Its recorded by Command support staff on the command planning system

8

What wristbands are supplied for contamination of personnel?

F4208

9

What form is to be completed on return to station and by who?

F2608
completed by WM

10

How is it shown for quick reference that Firefighters have had a dose within 12 months?

A sticker on the inside of the helmet

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