Brooke Buddemeier's PrepTalk, “Saving Lives After a Nuclear Detonation,” emphasizes the importance of sheltering after a nuclear detonation and provides emergency managers with tools to help citizens, responders, and city officials get ready.
“The most important life-saving decisions are those made in the first few minutes and hours of an event, and those decisions are not going to be coming from Washington, D.C.,” Buddemeier said. “State and local communities need to be prepared to make them.”
- CDC Radiation Emergencies Webpage
- Be Prepared for a Nuclear Explosion
- Responding to a Radiological or Nuclear Terrorism Incident: A Guide for Decision Makers
- Reducing the Consequences of a Nuclear Detonation: Recent Research and Guidance
- Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation
- Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex to the Response and Recovery Federal Interagency Operation Plans
Brooke Buddemeier is a certified health physicist in the Global Security Directorate of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, providing technical leadership to deliver supporting science for radiological and nuclear terrorism risk assessments and response planning. He facilitates response preparedness activities through advanced modeling and close coordination with federal, state, and local response organizations.
Buddemeier is a council member on the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements and has served on several scientific committees, including the writing committee for Responding to a Radiological or Nuclear Terrorism Incident: A Guide for Decision Makers. He received his Master’s in Radiological Health Physics from San Jose State University and his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.