For more information contact: Boonshoft School of Medicine, Judi Engle, Office of Public Relations, (937) 775-2951

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2005

MEDIA ADVISORY

SEPTEMBER 15-MEDIA INVITED TO VIEW EMERGENCY RESPONDER COURSE, 8:00-11:00 A.M.

WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY, DAYTON-The Homeland Emergency Learning and Preparedness (HELP) Center in Wright State's Department of Emergency Medicine is hosting a WMD Radiological/Nuclear Responder Operations Course in the Berry Room at the Ervin J. Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy. This course, delivered by personnel from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, National Center for Exercise Excellence, National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, and Counter Terrorism Operations Support, have been training fire, emergency medical service, law enforcement, and emergency management supervisors this week. Thursday's scenario-driven exercises will focus on basic radiological detection, radiological decontamination, and mitigation of radiological incidents. The exercises provide realistic weapons of mass destruction (WMD) scenarios with a culmination exercise that includes radiological sources, smoke, pyrotechnics, emergency response vehicles, and role players.

For more information or to attend the event contact Judith Engle, director for Public Relations, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, (937) 775-2951.