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Occupational Exposure Record  (PDF, 89 KB)



Radiological Incident Response and Advisory Assistance

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DHS prepares for and responds to emergencies involving radioactive materials other then nuclear power plant origin.  In the event of a radiological emergency, DHS staff works with local first responders, local government, other state governments and federal agencies to protect the citizens of Wisconsin and their property from the radiological hazard. 

In addition to responding to incidents involving radioactive materials, DHS staff can also provide advisory assistance on issues involving radioactive materials, and conduct radiological training for first responders.  

State of Wisconsin Fact Sheets

  1.   EMS Treatment of Radioactive Contaminated Patients  
      (PDF, 40 KB)
  2.  Fire Department – Emergency Response for Incidents Involving Radioactive Materials   (PDF, 44 KB)

Federal Fact Sheets 

  1. Sources of Radiation (NRC)
  2. Uses of Radiation (NRC)
  3. Potassium Iodide (KI) (CDC)
  4. Dirty Bombs (CDC)
  5. Guidance for Radiation Accident Management (ORAU)
  6. Acute Radiation Syndrome (CDC)
  7. Cutaneous Radiation Injury (CDC)
  8. Handbook for Responding to a Radiological Dispersal Device (CRCPD)

Video Resources

  1.  Screening People for External Contamination:   How to Use Hand-held Radiation Survey Equipment (CDC)
  2. Exposure and Radiation Contamination (CDC)

Helpful Resources

  1. Chart of the Nuclides (NNDC)
  2. ORAU – Health Physics Internet Resources

Federal and State Partners

  1. CDC -  Radiation Emergencies
  2. EPA -  Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response
  3. NRC -  Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response
  4. DOE – Radiological Assistance Program
  5. Radiological Emergency Assistance Center / Training Site (REAC/TS)
  6. 54th Civil Support Team


  1. CDC - Center for Disease Control
  2. CRCPD - Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors
  3. DOE - Department of Energy
  4. EPA - US Environmental Protection Agency
  5. IEAE - International Atomic Energy Agency
  6. NNDC - National Nuclear Data Center
  7. NRC - Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  8. ORAU - Oak Ridge Associated Universities
  9. REAC - Radiological Emergency Assistance Center
  10. WEM - Wisconsin Emergency Management 



Emergency Contact Information

For emergency state assistance with a radiological incident call:

WEM 24-Hour Emergency Number:  
1-800 943-0003
Department Of Health Services 24-Hour Emergency Number:  
(608) 258-0099

‘Be sure to state that you have a radiation related emergency’

State of Wisconsin Radiological Emergency Response Poster


Non-Emergency Contact Information

Jason Hunt, Radiological Emergency Preparedness Specialist
1 West Wilson Street
Room B157
Madison, Wisconsin  53703
Phone:  (608) 266-9443
Cell:  (608) 219-7843
Fax:  (608) 267-4799


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Last Revised:  January 18, 2013