Training Unit instructor
Field Training Unit is responsible for conducting training
in emergency management courses for state, county, municipal,
and private sector individuals who have emergency management
responsibilities or responsibilities in related fields.
These training programs are designed to assist the public
and private sector in their ability to mitigate, plan for,
respond to, and recover from the effects of natural and
technological events. All training is consistent with training
initiatives on the federal level. The Unit offers a variety
of interrelated courses designed specifically to improve
the professional, managerial and technical skills of people
involved in the field of Emergency Management. These state
of the art training programs are designed to achieve a comprehensive
and integrated emergency management system which addresses
all hazards at the local, county and state levels.
Nearly 30 different courses are presented in the adult learning
format by teams of the most capable instructors available.
The contributions of the instructors, combined with the
interaction of the student body, will develop each student's
emergency management skills and help them excel in service
to their communities.
Emergency Response Planning (RERP&T) Unit
The Radiological Emergency Response Planning (RERP&T) Unit
develops radiological emergency response plans and procedures
for protecting the population in the areas located within
ten miles of the nuclear power plants located in New Jersey.
They develop and conduct an annual exercise of the Radiological
Emergency Response Plan for each area affected by a nuclear
power plant located in New Jersey. They also coordinate
the interaction of the State, county, municipal and federal
governments in preparing for response activities to incidents
at a nuclear power plant. They also serve as technical Advisor
to the State Director of Emergency Management and the Governor's
Office in incidents or exercises involving Radiological
materials in transit or at fixed facilities.
The Radiological Emergency Response Planning Unit (RERP&T)
is responsible for a number of tasks identified in the Radiation
Accident Response Act, 26:2D-37. These tasks center upon
the development, maintenance, and exercise of the State's
Radiological Emergency Response Plan. This is also a requirement
of the federal government according to 44 CFR 350, Review
and approval of Radiological Emergency Response Plans. The
Unit develops, coordinates, conducts, and evaluates an annual
exercise of the Plans for the Salem/Hope Creek Plant and
the Oyster Creek Plant. The exercises test each major component
of the Plans and serve to measure the adequacy of those
plans and the skills of the responders. Exercises are required
annually under the Radiation Accident Response Act. The
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires the
State to conduct exercises biennially.
The Unit reviews and revises the RERP Plans based upon exercise
evaluations, revised federal guidance, and changing demographics.
The Unit develops, maintains, and exercises Standard Operating
Procedures (SOP's) which provide guidance on specific tasks
identified in the Plans. It develops, provides, and evaluates
training to emergency responders on the specific tasks and
SOP's identified in the Plans. The Unit is responsible for
that element of the Radiation Accident Response Act which
allows for the purchase of equipment necessary for State,
county, and municipal governments to implement the missions
assigned to them in the Plans.
The Unit is responsible to support of the State Office of
Emergency Management's RERP function by calibration, certification,
retrofit, repair, stockpiling and inventory control of radiation
protection equipment. Staff respond on a 24 hour basis to
all radiological incidents or potential incidents that occur
in or threaten New Jersey. The Unit maintains a Nuclear
Regulatory Licensed radiological protection program for
all licensable radioactive material in the custody of the
State Office of Emergency Management. It conducts multi-level
radiological training for State, County, Municipal and Private
Sector personnel and supervises and monitors all radiological
exposures to State Police personnel.