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Title: PREPARING FOR TERRORISM


1
PREPARINGFOR TERRORISM
  • By Al Mozingo
  • www.firemanager.com

2
FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency
  • Are You Ready?
  • ?
  • A Guide to Citizen Preparedness

3
The Most Reliable Hazard Awareness and Emergency
Education Information Available
4
This Guide Focus on the Physical Hazards
  • There are also emotional effects when under
    stress
  • Irritable
  • Fatigue
  • Hyperactive
  • Angry
  • Withdrawn

5
NATIONAL SECURITY EMERGENCIES
  • TERRORISM

6
Terrorist Targets
  • Military Facilities
  • Government Facilities
  • Large Cities
  • International Airports
  • Public Gatherings
  • High-Profile Landmarks

7
Creating Fear Through
  • Explosives
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Nuclear

8
Preparing For Terrorism
  • 1. Be Aware of Your Surroundings
  • 2. Report to the Police Unusual Behavior,
  • Suspicious Packages, and Strange Devices
  • 3. Leave an Area if it Does Not Seem Right

9
Preparing For Terrorism
  • 4. Be Aware of Exits - Plan to Get Out!
  • 5. Learn First Aid Get a First Aid Kit
  • 6. Be Familiar With Fire Extinguishers

10
Preparing for an Explosion
  • Know Evacuation Procedures
  • Keep Fire Extinguisher in Working Order
  • Keep Flashlights, Radio (extra batteries), First
    Aid Kits available

11
Bomb Threat
  • Get as Much Information as Possible
  • Notify the Police and Building Management
  • Do Not Touch Any Suspicious Packages
  • Clear the Area Stay Away from Glass Windows and
    Door
  • Do Not Block Exits, Sidewalks, or Streets

12
Suspicious Packages and Letters
  • Unexpected from Someone Unfamiliar
  • No Return Address on It
  • Marked with Personal or Confidential
  • Strange Odors or Stains
  • Protruding Wires or Aluminum Foil
  • Unusual Weight, Lopsided or Oddly Shaped
  • Inappropriate or Unusual Labeling

13
Possible Biological or Chemical Agent
  • Put the Package or Envelope in a Plastic Bag or
    Cover it in Some Way
  • Leave the Area
  • Wash Hands with Soap and Water
  • Report the Incident Notify Police
  • Develop a List of People Exposed to the Product

14
What to Do if there is an Explosion
  • Leave the Area / Building
  • If there is a Fire
  • Stay Low
  • Exit Quickly
  • Cover Your Nose and Mouth
  • If Trapped
  • Tap on a Pipe
  • Use a Whistle if Available

15
CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONSBiological Agents
  • Organisms or Toxins that Can Kill or Incapacitate
    People
  • Biological Agents are
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Toxins
  • N

16
Preparing for a Chemical or Biological Attack
  • Disaster Supply Kit First Aid
  • Radio Batteries
  • Food Water
  • Duct Tape Scissors
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Soap, Water Bleach

17
What To Do During a Chemical or Biological Attack
  • 1. Listen to Your Radio
  • 2. If Remaining at Home Turn Off HVAC
  • 3. Seal a Room (10 Sq. Ft./Person 5 Hours)
  • 4. If Caught Outside
  • Get Up Wind
  • Find a Shelter
  • Listen to Your Radio

18
Symptoms of Exposure to Chemicals
  • Blurred Vision
  • Eye Irritation
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Nausea

19
Decontamination
  • 1. Remove all Clothing (Put in a Plastic Bag)
  • 2. Wash with Soap and Water
  • 3. Remove Contact Lenses
  • 4. Flush Eyes with Lots of Water
  • 5. Wash Face and Hair
  • 6. Change Into Uncontaminated Clothes
  • 7. Proceed to a Medical Facility

20
Nuclear and Radiological Attack
  • Nuclear Explosion
  • Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD)
  • Dirty Bomb

21
What To Do If A Nuclear Attack Occurs
  • Find a Shelter
  • Listen to the Radio
  • Fallout Could be Present for Up To 1 Month and
    Wind Will Carry it Hundreds of Miles from the
    Center (80 - 1 Day / 99 - 2 weeks)
  • Evacuate to an Unaffected Area Within a Few Days
  • Water and Food May be Scarce

22
Homeland Security Advisory System
  • Severe - Red
  • High - Orange
  • Elevated - Yellow
  • Guarded - Blue
  • Low - Green

23
Low Condition
  • Low Risk of Terrorist Attack
  • Develop a Disaster Plan
  • Assemble a Disaster Kit

24
Guarded Condition
  • A General Risk of Terrorist Attack
  • Hold a Household Meeting
  • Develop a Communication Plan
  • Apartment Residents - Discuss with Building
    Manager Steps to Be Taken
  • Discuss with People any Special Needs

25
Elevated Condition
  • A Significant Risk of Terrorist Attack
  • Be Observant of Any Suspicious Activity and
    Report to the Authorities
  • Discuss Plans with Neighbors
  • Check with School Officials - Procedure to
    Reunite Children

26
High Condition
  • A High Risk of Terrorist Attack
  • Review Preparedness Measures Including Evacuation
    and Sheltering
  • Avoid High Profile or Symbolic Locations
  • Exercise Caution when Traveling

27
Severe Condition
  • A Severe Risk of Terrorist Attack
  • Avoid Public Gathering Places
  • Follow Official Instructions About Restrictions
    to Normal Activities
  • Listen to the Radio and TV for Advisories
  • Prepare to Evacuate or Shelter-in-Place

28
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