These companion documents to the EPA’s Protective Action Guide (PAG) Manual will help emergency responders prepare public communication materials prior to and during a radiological emergency. These communication materials are based on the safety measures in the PAG Manual, and are designed to be used in all types of radiological emergencies.
These PAG Manual companion documents complement several other resources available from the federal government, including:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) radiation emergency infographics.
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Improvised Nuclear Device Response and Recovery: Communicating in the Immediate Aftermath.
- FEMA's Communicating During and After a Nuclear Power Plant Incident.
- Protective Action Area Map Templates (10 pp, 16 MB,
Templates for state, local, and tribal governments that need to provide evacuation, go inside, food, and/or drinking water guidance quickly to a population in a specific geographical area.
Protective Action Questions & Answers for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies: A companion document to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Protection Action Guide (PAG) Manual (PDF)(49 pp, 4 MB,
Pre-scripted radiation emergency public safety messages intended to help emergency planners prepare public communications prior to and during a radiological emergency.
Communicating Radiation Risks: Crisis Communications for Emergency Responders (PDF)(43 pp, 19 MB,
Guidance on communications techniques based on proven risk and crisis communication strategies as well as radiological scenarios and messages for use in radiological emergencies.