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Emergency Preparedness Resources
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this website, we are providing you
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information sources including websites
and libraries. The resources have been
categorized by topic area and to the
extent possible, a brief summary of the
This guide provides up-to-date information on disaster preparedness and safety in the U.S. It includes standardized safety messages on 19 natural, technological, and human-induced hazards, as well as standardized messages on general disaster preparedness and safety topics. Each message is followed by explanations, statistics, and reasons that reinforce the credibility of the message and that correct fiction, folklore, and misinformation. The purpose of the guide is to improve the consistency of information disseminated by agencies and organizations following disasters.
The guide was designed for emergency
managers, homeland security professionals,
meteorologists, teachers, disaster
and fire educators, public affairs/public
relations personnel, managers and
officers, media personnel, and/or any other
person in the severe- weather,
earthquake, disaster, terrorism preparedness
education, or communications
communities. The information is also intended
for the general public, and may
be tailored as needed. All content is in the
Adapted from a June 13, 2002, Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper article by Tammie Smith. Sources: Dr. Dean W. Broga, director of environmental health and safety, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, and Dr. Khizar Wasti, director, Division of Health Hazards Control, Virginia Department of Health. This is a PDF of the article as it appears on the Virginia Terrorism Preparedness web site.
General Security Information
Here is a guide from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's web site you can use to prepare in case of a terrorist attack. 'Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now"
There is a special hotline number for
Marylanders to report any suspicious activities
related to terrorism. The hotline is manned
by Maryland State Police 24 hours per day.
Any citizen who observes something unusual or
suspicious should report the situation to the
Tips Hotline at:
Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War by Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, William Broad
When Every Moment Counts, What You Need To Know About Bioterrorism From The Senate's Only Doctor by Senator Bill Frist, M.D.
This resource is from the center policy, an organization established june 2001 gain new insights combining expert analysis science technology developments with national security policy. hung on bulletin boards military civilian offices refrigerator doors at home. it consists simple matrices describing immediate actions take in case of a biological, chemical, or dirty bomb attack, plus answers to frequently asked questions. this poster can be reproduced locally and adopted for use by any local, state, federal agency, well as non-governmental organizations.This guide does not necessarily represent the views of the National Defense University or of the Department of Defense. This guide is not intended to substitute for information from law enforcement officials or medical professionals. In the event of an emergency, you should contact the appropriate agencies.