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Title: Emergency Preparedness Awareness Briefing to FMMC Workforce, Tenant Activities and Residents March 2003


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Emergency Preparedness Awareness
BriefingtoFMMC Workforce, Tenant Activities
and ResidentsMarch 2003
FMMC
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Are you prepared for any emergency?
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Agenda
  • Purpose
  • Background Objectives
  • Review of Threat Levels
  • Reporting Suspicious Behavior
  • Handling Mail/Phone Threats
  • Building Emergency Action Plan
  • Installation Evacuation Plans
  • Procedures at FPCON Delta
  • Some Facts about Dirty Bombs
  • Individual Preparedness
  • ACS Resources
  • Where to go to get Information
  • Final Thoughts

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Purpose
To provide emergency preparedness awareness to
the FMMC workforce, residents and tenant
organizations/activities in order to have a
better informed and prepared community in the
face of any emergency.
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Objectives
  • Familiarize FMMC with current plans.
  • Provide information on individual preparedness.
  • Inform community on availability of resources and
    information.

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THREAT LEVELS
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Homeland Security Advisory System
Severe Close public and government facilities
monitor or close airports increase or redirect
emergency personnel.
Red
High Coordinate security with armed forces
restrict access to threatened sites take
additional precautions at public events
Orange
Elevated Increase surveillance of critical
locations implement contingency and emergency
plans.
Yellow
Blue
Guarded Review emergency response procedures
give public information.
Green
Low Check facilities for vulnerability to
terrorist attack train personnel.
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Army Force Protection Conditions (FPCON) Levels
FPCON NORMAL applies when a general global threat
of possible terrorist activity exists and
warrants a routine security posture. FPCON ALPHA
applies when there is an increased general treat
of possible activity against personnel or
facilities. The nature and terrorist extent of
which are unpredictable. ALPHA measures must be
capable of being maintained indefinitely. FPCON
BRAVO applies when an increased or more
predictable threat of terrorist activity exists.
FPCON CHARLIE applies when an incident occurs
or intelligence is received indicating some form
of terrorist action or targeting against
personnel or facilities is likely. FPCON DELTA
applies in the immediate area where a terrorist
attack has occurred or when intelligence has been
received that terrorist actions against a
specific location or person is imminent.
Note Army FPCON is a separate system from the
Homeland Security Advisory System
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REPORTING SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR by DPS
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Reporting SuspiciousBehavior
  • Terrorists conduct surveillance to determine a
    targets suitability for attack by assessing the
    capabilities of existing security systems and
    discerning weaknesses for potential
    exploitation.
  • Report suspicious behavior to the MPs or
    supervisor and provide as many details as
    possible.
  • Fort Myer MP Desk (703) 696-3525
  • Fort McNair MP Desk (202) 685-3139

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Reporting SuspiciousBehavior
  • WHAT is suspicious Behavior?
  • Multiple sightings of the same person or
    vehicle.
  • Individuals who stay at bus/train stops for
    extended period of
  • times while buses/trains come and go.
  • Individuals who carry on long conversations on
    pay or cell phones.
  • Individuals sitting in a parked car for an
    extended period of time.
  • Joggers who stand and stretch for an unusually
    long time.
  • Individuals who dont fit in the surrounding
    environment by wearing improper attire for the
    location or season.
  • Individuals drawing pictures/taking
    notes/photographing around a facility or gate
    area or noticeably watching security procedures.
  • Fort Myer MP Desk (703) 696-3525
  • Fort McNair MP Desk (202) 685-3139

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Reporting SuspiciousPackage
  • WHAT is a suspicious Package?
  • Could be luggage, backpack, suitcase or
    package that is
  • Unattended.
  • Out of place.
  • Dont touch it. Notify the building coordinator
    or call the Military Police.
  • Fort Myer MP Desk (703) 696-3525
  • Fort McNair MP Desk (202) 685-3139

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INFORMATION OPERATIONS by DDOIM
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Information Operations
  • Telephone Threats
  • Mail Threats
  • Information Assurance

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OCCUPANT EVACUATION OVERVIEW by DPTMS
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Occupant Emergency Action Plan
  • Types of Emergencies
  • Bomb Threat
  • Suspicious Package
  • Fire
  • Biological Attack
  • Chemical Attack
  • Severe Weather
  • Radiological Emergency
  • Police Emergency
  • Area/Installation Evacuation
  • Workplace Violence
  • Utility Failure (Power, Gas Leak)
  • Terrorist Threat/Hostage Incident
  • May require movement to another shelter

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Occupant Emergency Action Plan
  • Immediate Actions
  • Alert others calmly
  • Call MPs (696-3525) or Fire Dept (696-3600)
  • Follow evacuation diagrams or verbal orders
  • Move to a safe location and remain there until
    incident is resolved
  • Account for all personnel, assist disabled
    personnel

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FPCON DELTA OVERVIEW by DPS
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Going to FPCON DELTA
  • WHEN Could occur anytime
  • WHY
  • Directed by Higher HQs
  • Specific Threat
  • Response to an incident
  • HOW LONG Short Duration (up to 72 hrs)
  • WHAT HAPPENS?
  • Emergency Essential Only (are you one?)
  • Most customer based facilities are closed
  • Gate shutdown then 100 inspections

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FMMC FPCON DELTA
  • Personnel Authorized on Post
  • - Active Duty Military reporting to
  • duty/quarters
  • - Key/Essential Civilians
  • Operational Facilities
  • - All Troop Units
  • - Lodging
  • - Dining Facilities
  • - CDC
  • - Shoppette (Myer and McNair)
  • - Mission Essential Installation
  • Tenant Offices
  • Open for Contingency Support Ops Only
  • - Rader Medical Clinic (no appts/no
  • pharmacy)
  • - McNair Health Clinic
  • - Casualty Affairs
  • - Army Community Service
  • - Officers Clubs (Myer McNair)
  • - Community Center
  • - Fitness Centers (Myer McNair)
  • - PX (designated employees only)
  • - Commissary (designated employees only)
  • - Chapel (for mission essential residents
  • only)
  • - Veterinary Services

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FMMC FPCON DELTA
  • Closed Facilities
  • AAFMA (Myer)
  • ACAP
  • Alcohol and Drug Control
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Audio Visual
  • Automotive Crafts
  • Barber/Beauty Shop (Myer McNair)
  • Bowling Center
  • Caisson Tours/Stables
  • Carlson Travel
  • CMH (McNair)
  • Central Issue Facility
  • Chapel Activities
  • Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
  • - Clothing Sales Store
  • Clubs (Myer McNair) No Functions/Parties or
    Food Service
  • Commissary (No Customers)
  • Community Center
  • Credit Unions/Banks
  • Dental Clinics (Myer McNair)
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Education Center
  • Fitness Centers (Myer McNair)
  • Five Star Catering
  • Florist
  • Golf Course (McNair)
  • Housing Offices
  • -
  • -

No deliveries authorized for the first 24 hours.
Situation re-evaluated after 24 hours.
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FMMC FPCON DELTA
  • Closed Facilities (contd)
  • IADC (McNair)
  • ID Card Section
  • Legal Assistance/Claims
  • Library
  • Personnel Service Center
  • Post Offices (Myer McNair)
  • NDU (McNair)
  • Optical Shop
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Rader Medical Clinic (Emergency Care Only)
  • Recreation Division
  • Reenlistment
  • Retirement Services Office
  • Start Right
  • Swimming Pools (Myer McNair)
  • Tennis Courts (Myer McNair)
  • Thrift Shop
  • TOG Museum
  • Transition Point
  • USO
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • -
  • -

No deliveries authorized for the first 24 hours.
Situation re-evaluated after 24 hours.
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Other EmergencyConsiderations
  • Police Emergency
  • Gates shutdown (immediate response)
  • Stay inside building or inside car
  • If in doubt stay indoors until notified
    otherwise by FMMC EOC, media or e-mail

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SOME FACTS ABOUT THE DIRTY BOMB byDPS
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How Dirty Bombs Work
  • A "dirty bomb" or radiological dispersal device
    (RDD) is a conventional explosive or bomb
    containing radioactive material
  • It is not a nuclear bomb and does not involve a
    nuclear explosion
  • Any type of radioactive material could be used in
    a dirty bomb, but in general these devices would
    be unlikely to cause serious health effects
    beyond those caused by the detonation of
    conventional explosives.

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Impact of a Dirty Bomb
  • In most cases, any immediate deaths or serious
    injuries would likely result from the explosion
    itself
  • It is unlikely that the radioactive material
    contained in a dirty bomb would kill anyone
  • The radioactive material would be dispersed into
    the air and reduced to relatively low
    concentrations
  • A low-level exposure to radioactive contamination
    could slightly increase the long-term risk of
    cancer
  • However, a "dirty bomb" could potentially have a
    significant psychological impact, by causing
    fear, panic and disruption
  • The extent of the contamination depends upon a
    number of factors
  • size of the explosive
  • the amount and type of radioactive material used
  • weather conditions
  • Cleanup of the contamination could be costly but
    would take weeks to months to complete

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Impact of a Dirty Bomb
If the device was detonated at the National
Gallery of Art, the contaminated area might
include the Capitol, Supreme Court, and Library
of Congress
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Response to a Dirty Bomb
  • - Leave the immediate area on foot. Do not
    panic. Do not take public or private
    transportation such as buses, subways, or cars
    because if radioactive materials were involved,
    they may contaminate cars or the public
    transportation system.
  • Go inside the nearest building. Staying inside
    will reduce peoples exposure to any radioactive
    material that may be on dust at the scene.
  • - Remove their clothes as soon as possible,
    place them in a plastic bag, and seal it.
    Removing clothing will remove most of the
    contamination caused by external exposure to
    radioactive materials. Saving the contaminated
    clothing would allow testing for exposure
    without invasive sampling.

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Response to a Dirty Bomb (Continued)
  • Take a shower or wash themselves as best they
    can. Washing will reduce the amount of
    radioactive contamination on the body and will
    effectively reduce total exposure.
  • Be on the lookout for information. Once emergency
    personnel can assess the scene and the damage,
    they will be able to tell people whether
    radiation was involved. If a radioactive material
    was released, people will be told where to report
    for radiation monitoring and blood tests to
    determine whether they were exposed to the
    radiation as well as what steps to take to
    protect their health.

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Remember
  • The main purpose of a dirty bomb is to frighten
    people and make buildings or land unusable for a
    long period of time
  • Maintain calm
  • Listen to local Television and radio stations
  • Be smart
  • Move out of the immediate vicinity
  • Wash off well

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Individual Emergency Preparation by DPS
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Four Steps to Safety
  • Know what to expect in your Community
  • Create a family/individual plan
  • - To shelter or evacuate
  • - Communication contacts, meeting places
  • Make Disaster Kit/s
  • Maintain and test your plan
  • - Drill, revise, restock, train

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Shelter in Place
  • You might shelter for ice, tornado or chemical
  • You could be asked to shelter for 3-7 days
  • During a chemical or hazardous materials
    emergency
  • Get your disaster supplies kit
  • Lock windows, doors and close vents
  • Seal room if necessary but not for long periods
  • Listen to directions on when to come out

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Preparation
  • Use Common Sense
  • Plan for all Emergencies
  • Use Information Resources that are available
  • Red Cross
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Newspaper/ local community information
  • Preparation and planning is your best defense

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ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE by ACS
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Psychological Preparedness
  • Tips for adults
  • Helping children
  • Help and information
  • Army Community Service 703 696-3510
  • Project Resilience 703 228-4788
  • Project Solace 703 695-9110
  • Keep Sharp! Manage Stress!

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INFORMATION SERVICES By PAO
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FMMC Information MediaWhere to Look for
Information
Two types of Communication Information Routine
information products to assist in planning and
preparation Alert Immediate, urgent, call to
action The Rain Network
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FMMC Information MediaWhere to Look for
Information
  • Routine Information
  • Pentagram contains regular FP-related stories
  • Command Advisory blast emails provide many
    types of information, including FP items
  • Web site Preparedness page has links and
    local information http//www.fmmc.army.mil
  • Commanders Access TV

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FMMC Information MediaWhere to Look for
Information
  • Alert The RAIN Network (Readiness Alert
    Information Network)
  • Web site should be the first medium checked
  • Updates on any emergency will be on opening page
    and revised regularly
  • Commanders Alert blast emails
  • Commanders Access TV
  • Telephone Alert Hotline (696-6906)

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FINAL THOUGHTSbyDPS

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To  Department of Homeland Security  Dear
SirsI am writing to you for further
instructions as to what the next step is for me
to take in protecting my family from possible
attacks by terrorists.I have my duck taped ...
Now what?

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TOP 3Frequently Asked Questions
  • Do I need to buy a gas mask?
  • Not Recommended. Finding a mask that protects
    you against the various possible germ or gas
    attacks would require proper filters proper
    fit and training and worn all the time since no
    one knows when an attack could occur.
  • Buy plastic sheeting and duct tape?
  • Not Recommended. To protect yourself you
    would have to be sealed in completely which
    could cause other dangers to you and your family
    by asphyxiation.
  • What should I do if I think I am contaminated?
  • Remove your clothing and wash with soap and
    water is the best bet to
  • minimize the danger to yourself and others. If
    you feel ill call your doctor.

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Emergency PreparednessWhat Should You Do?
  • Know your building, workplace, and community
    emergency plans.
  • Create a family plan that includes emergency
    contacts, evacuation plans, emergency kits and
    meeting places.
  • In an emergency DONT PANIC. At work follow
    directions from your building manager or local
    officials (Military Police/Fire Department). If
    at home listen to the local news and use your
    emergency plan.
  • BE PREPARED - STAY INFORMED AND PLAN!!

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