For immediate release
MRPC, MERC sponsoring radiation training May 5
ST. JAMES—Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) and Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC) are sponsoring a free Module Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training (MERRTT) May 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at MRPC, #4 Industrial Drive, St. James MO, 65559.
This eight-hour radiation training program is offered to persons who have completed previous radiological response training. Students will receive a comprehensive review ensuring their understanding of radioactive material, radiological survey instruments and decontamination techniques for handling radiologically contaminated victims. The course includes the use of “live” radiation sources in the practical exercises to reinforce learning.
Pre-registration is required. To register, visit sematraining.com or contact Stephen McLane at Stephen.McLane@dnr.mo.gov. The course must have 15 registered students one week prior to the class start date or it will be cancelled. Cancellation notices will be sent via emails to registered students.
For more information, contact Tammy Snodgrass, MRPC assistant director and environmental manager at email@example.com or 573-265-2993 ext. 104.
Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. Steve Vogt, representing the city of Belle, serves as chairman of the board. A professional staff of 36 offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.