Training & Exercises

Initial and ongoing training is required of all REVC members and includes classroom, hands-on, and involvement in local, regional, or state exercises.  All completed training must be recorded in the volunteer’s Responder Profile in ServNC.  To review REVC training requirements and recording processes, please refer to the REVC Training Matrix.  Training and exercise opportunities for REVC volunteers and include the following:

  1. REVC Annual Membership Meeting & Training (see below) covering modules 5-9 of the Standard Operating Guidance for REVC Training and as listed in the REVC Training MatrixAll volunteers should plan to attend this event.
  2. Reception and Congregate Care Center (RCCC) training (see below) and related events provided by counties involved with the Fixed Nuclear Facility (FNF) Task Forces statewide (Brunswick, Harris, McGuire, Catawba).  REVC volunteers are required to attend this training, at least, once every two years.
  3. Online training (see below) covering basic Incident Command System (ICS) requirements provided through FEMA and basic radiological response and safety topics provided through North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) REP program. REVC volunteers are required to attend ICS training only once.  Online NCEM REP program training may be taken as refresher training.
  4. Advanced training (see below) covering advanced radiological response topics and practical skills including “resident courses” provided through the Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS) Center in Nevada.  This training is recommended for REVC volunteers to develop “subject-matter expertise” but extends beyond the current mission of the REVC and is not required.

 

REVC Annual and RCCC Training:

  • These trainings are provided through the NCOEMS Healthcare Preparedness Program, NC Radiation Protection Section, NC Emergency Management, and through partner county organizations responsible for the set-up and operation of reception centers across the State.  Refer to Events for access and updates to these trainings.

 

Online Training:

  • Incident Command System (ICS) Training: This training is provided by FEMA through the Emergency Management Institute (EMI).  REVC volunteers must take ICS/IS 100.B, 200.B, 700.A, and 800.B at least once.  This training may be accessed by visiting this site: FEMA: National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Radiological Emergency Plan (REP) Program Training:  This training is provided by NCEM through the REP program to provide a source of easily accessible “refresher” training to REVC volunteers covering basic concepts in radiation, an introduction to the State REP plan, the use of hand-held survey meter, and set-up, and use of portal monitors. Current training includes:
    • Radiation Orientation (LZ-5231) – Covers basic radiation concepts
    • Ludlum Model 26 (LZ-18757 – Covers use of the Ludlum M26 survey mater
  • Access the trainings by clicking Online Training on the Training & Exercise Registrations Management System (TERMS) web site. The document, REVC Training Registration and Recording Processes for TERMS and the CTOS Center, provides guidance for assessing, registering, and recording this training as a REVC volunteer.

Advanced Training:

  • CTOS Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training: Training available includes classes for First Responders in a WMD event.  The classes are set in unique, authentic, and safe WMD venues using realistic training scenarios.  These courses are being offered at NO Cost to the attendee or their jurisdiction.  Current courses can be found in CTOS Course Schedule.  This training may be accessed through CTOS and NCEM.  The document, REVC Training Registration and Recording Processes for TERMS and the CTOS Center provides guidance for accessing, registering, and recording this training as a REVC volunteer.

 

Training & Exercise Documents: The following documents provide an overview of REVC training requirements, access to and recording of training, and detail the organizations standard operating procedures for training.

  • REVC Training Matrix: Provides an overview of REVC training requirements and direction on recording completed training in ServNC.
  • Standard Operating Guidance for REVC Training: Provides the requirements and responsibilities for the training of all individuals who may respond as radiological emergency volunteers during a drill, exercise, or actual declared event at nuclear power electrical generation site.