Casualties from a nuclear detonation result from blast, heat (thermal energy), and ionizing radiation. Rescue efforts after a nuclear detonation will be complex due to potentially high radiation levels, severe infrastructural damage, the number and severity of causalities, and the inaccessibility of many victims at least initially.
A summary of the key principles of the medical and public health response of the nuclear detonation are found in the State and Local planners Playbook. This is a living document that will be updated periodically on this website. Users are encouraged to submit comments through the website and to join the REMM ListServ to receive notice of important changes to the Playbook and the REMM website.
This State and Local planners Playbook is a resource developed by non-government and government subject matter experts from the Nuclear Detonation Scarce Resources Working Group. It is not a "must follow" structured road-map. It is offerred as a guide to assist State, regional, local, tribal, and territorial medical and public health planners and other subject matter experts preparing their venues for a nuclear detonation.
||Background Information |
|Summary descriptions of important capabilities, organizational concepts, and anticipated operations.|
||Action Steps |
|Detailed time-phased, sector-oriented approaches to response activities with linked references.|
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