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Emergency Contacts

The Division of Radiation Safety MUST BE CONTACTED IMMEDIATELY for spills meeting the reporting criteria for radioactive spills and contamination, or for ANY personnel conta​mination incident occurring during or after working hours. ​


NIH and NIH Satellite Buildings (Except IRF in Frederick) 

(301) 496-5774 

Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm 

IRF in Frederick

(301) 631-7226, (301) 496-5774, or (​240) 515-5299​

Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm 

After hours & weekends/holidays: 


On-campus laboratory emergencies (i.e., fires, radioactive spills, contamination incidents)

  • Call 911  

  • Ask for Radiation Safety assistance 


Off-campus emergencies (i.e., radiological incidents in satellite buildings) 

  • Call 9-911 to reach the local Fire Department 


Clinical emergencies (i.e., patient care or patient specimen guidance)  

  • Call Clinical Center (301) 496-1211  

  • Ask for Radiation Safety assistance 


For fire or serious injury at any time, dial 9-911 for local emergency services