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This room is part of the Operations Room but can be divided into another area by folding metal doors. These are the same doors as seen in the Operations Room photos. The RADEF area is where reports from radiological monitoring stations would have been recorded and tracked. The RADEF (Radiological Defense) system consisted of a network of radiological monitoring stations that would monitor radiation levels around the area and report to the EOC via radio or telephone. In Dallas the radiological monitoring stations were primarily located in fire stations. The map on the wall straight ahead in the left photo is the map where these reports would have been plotted. You can see the remains of another map frame on the wall to the left in the same photo. The map at this station was the NUDET (Nuclear Detonation) map. The purpose of this map was to plot the locations of nuclear explosions. In 2001 this room had water standing in the floor and the wall with the RADEF map had severe water damage. When these photos were taken in 2013 the floor was dry but you can clearly see the extent of the water damage to the wall. The door to the right of the RADEF map goes to the Men's Restroom and Rear Entry Hallway.

The photo on the right is looking towards the end of the room that is next to the dormitory room. The folding doors at the far end are the same doors shown in the dormitory room photo. The stations for Disaster Relief, Transportation, Water Utilities and Clerical were located in this end of the room.

While updating this in 2/2013 and looking over the layout again I believe this area was also a sleeping area. The small room designated on the EOC functional layout as the dormitory room looks to me like it was probably the women's dormitory since it's so small and has a door leading from it into the women's restroom. The staffing list for the EOC only listed a few women on the staff. This larger Radef/operations area must also have been for the men's sleeping area. Why else would these two areas have been divided from the rest of the EOC by the heavy folding doors. This larger area (on this side of the folding doors) has a door directly to the men's restroom as the smaller dormitory area has a door to the women's restroom.


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