Because of possible exposure to radioactive and hazardous materials and the potential for
industrial accidents at Department of Energy (DOE) sites, the Department has established
formalized agreements with local emergency medical providers. These arrangements are
generally documented through memoranda of agreements (MOAs). These documents detail the
mutual understanding between DOE and the offsite emergency medical provider with respect to
capabilities, specific support, and procedures for ensuring an integrated and effective response,
including specific procedures for receipt of victims of radiation accidents.