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Main Title Individual preparedness and response to chemical, radiological, nuclear, and biological terrorist attacks /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Davis, Lynn E.
Publisher Rand,
Year Published 2003
Report Number MR-1731-SF
OCLC Number 52773412
ISBN 0833034731; 9780833034731
Subjects Weapons of mass destruction--Safety measures ; Nuclear terrorism--Safety measures ; Bioterrorism--Safety measures ; Chemical terrorism--Safety measures ; Survival ; Chemical warfare ; Emergency management ; Nuclear warfare ; Community Participation ; Disaster Planning ; Radioactive Hazard Release ; nuclear wars ; Terrorismus ; Massenvernichtungswaffe ; Sicherheitsma nahme ; Consumer Participation ; SicherheitsmaÇnahme ; Survival skills ; Accidents, Radiation
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  U793.I53 2003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/28/2006
ELBM  U793.I53 2003 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/17/2012
Collation xxvii, 161 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-161). "MR-1731-SF"--Page 4 of cover.
Contents Notes
Scenario approach to developing an individual's strategy -- An individual's strategy -- Conclusions : Our recommended individual's strategy ; Comparison with current terrorism guidelines ; How can our approach be used in the future? Individual preparedness is an important element of our nation's strategy for homeland security. This report adopts a scenario-driven approach that provides a rigorous way to identify actions-linked specifically to terrorist attacks-individuals can take to protect their health and safety. The result is an individual's strategy across four types of terrorist attacks-chemical, radiological, nuclear, and biological-consisting of overarching goals and simple and directive response and preparatory actions. The actions are appropriate regardless of likelihood of an attack, scale of attack, or government alert level; designed to be sensitive to potential variations; and defined in terms of simple rules that should be easy for individuals to adopt. A reference card included at the back of the guide encapsulates the key points and can be removed for display in a prominent place.