Is your community prepared for a biological terrorism incident? While no community is fully equipped or funded for a major attack, it is possible to develop and implement effective local response plans, protocols, and guidelines. New from Delmar, Preparing for Biological Terrorism contains vitally important information to guide local agencies in their efforts to secure and coordinate the influx of state and federal resources before, during, and after an attack. Mandatory reading for emergency response teams, today's school administrators, business leaders, public utilities managers, media professionals, as well as the general public, this resource walks through the fundamental concepts of emergency planning – that is, the "DNA" of successful emergency management. Subsequent chapters enable readers to immerse themselves thoroughly in specific elements of successful emergency planning, including: passive, active, and medical surveillance; biochemical detection, notification, and diagnosis protocols; agent surety; mass prophylaxis; the national pharmaceutical stockpile program; and more! Knowing that they are arming themselves with the latest information as to what to look for and how to respond, all readers of this emergency services planning guide will be able to heighten their vigilance while going freely and confidently about their daily lives.
Sample plans, guidelines, and protocols focus on optimal deployment and expansion of community-based resources, including: emergency medical and hospital services, search and rescue operations, event security personnel, environmental cleanup teams, and more!
Lessons learned from the attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001 as well as other domestic and international terrorism incidents, ensure maximum preparedness.
Psychological repercussions of terrorism are addressed in detail, enabling communities to take active steps to restore public confidence following a bioterrorist or Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) attack.
Commonly used acronyms and a comprehensive glossary are included to ensure accurate communication between local officials, emergency responders and the general public.
Agency checklists, an anthrax threat field guide and pharmaceutical needs for five different types of biological agents, sample Domestic "Preparedness Certificate" course outlines, and more are contained in handy appendices.