Education of First Responders at Yale

Course on Basic Radiation Physics for First Responders
Developed at:
Yale University/Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory
Developed in:
2002- 2003
Result of NP research:
Expertise in radiation safety and detection
Application currently being supported by:
Coast Guard, FBI, local police, State Police, Firemen, and U.S. Customs
Impact/benefit to spin-off field:
The course covers radioactivity, radiation detection and detectors, and included both lectures and labs. It is of benefit to National Security in the event of accidents, incidents, or terrorism involving radiation, radioactive contamination, or radioactive materials