CRC-STEP is designed to help emergency planners determine the best process flow, resource utilization, and staffing for community reception center (CRC) operations in a radiation emergency response. By modifying parameters such as the rate of arrival, service times for each step in the CRC process, number of detection instruments available, and number and type of staff available; users can customize simulations to reflect the unique capabilities of their jurisdictions. The simulation model uses a Microsoft Excel® interface to facilitate the entry of key input parameters and requires a run-time license for Arena® simulation software. For information on ordering Arena®, follow the link below.
Community Reception Center Simulation Tool for Evaluation and Planning