Protective Action Area Map Templates   [open pdf - 1017KB]

"Protective Action Area Map Templates offer a starting point for state, local and tribal governments to provide protective action guidance quickly to a population in a specific geographical area. Each template provides - [1] Space to insert a map that highlights the area where an action is needed. [2] Space to insert a state or local agency logo and contact information. [3] Tested and pre-approved messages that convey quickly and clearly the action needed. Users can select and adapt the messages that apply. These templates were created by a group that included members from the FEMA- and EPA-led Nuclear/Radiological Communications Working Group and the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center Working Group. The templates have been reviewed and approved by the federal Advisory Team for Environment, Food and Health. [...] These templates are for state, local and tribal governments to use during a radiological or nuclear emergency in which evacuation, sheltering, food or drinking water guidance is needed. As during any incident, all public messaging should be created by a public information officer in coordination with scientists and emergency managers. The messaging should be approved by the incident command/unified command prior to public release."

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