Each April 19, the anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the Nation focuses anew on this tragedy and how to defend against future terrorist attacks. Events such as Hurricane Katrina also call for increased awareness of quick and effective responses to emergency situations of all kinds. The Federal Government makes available a number of publications dealing with emergency responses to both man-made and natural disasters.
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States Fire Administration, National Fire Academy, and Justice Dept., Office of Justice Programs
Description: Edition 2.0. This best selling key resource for emergency responders nationwide identifies strategic and tactical considerations that should be assessed within the first hour of a terrorist incident. 2003.
Year/Pages: 2003: 74 p. and 7 index dividers.
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security Dept.
Description: Contains posters for five levels of security alerts, from low to severe, with color codes from green to red. Includes the level of visitor access to the building for each security level.
Year/Pages: 2003: 5 posters, 23x28 in.; flat.
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Description: Provides architects, engineers, and school administrators with the basic principles and techniques to make a school safe from terrorist attacks.
Year/Pages: 2004: 304 p.; ill.
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Description: Provides guidance to architects and engineers in reducing damage to buildings, related infrastructure, and people when the damage is caused by a terrorist attack.
Year/Pages: 2003: 414 p.; ill.
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA Region 2
Description: Examines the damage to the World Trade Center and surrounding buildings caused by the events of September 11, 2001. Also identifies additional studies that should be performed.
Year/Pages: 2002: 303 p.; ill.
Publisher: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (911 Commission)
Description: Official Government Edition. Provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. Also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.
Year/Pages: 2004: 587 p.; ill.
Publisher: State Dept., US Agency for International Development, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and Agriculture Dept., Forest Service
Description: FOG Version 4.0. 3rd revision. Contains information on general responsibilities for disaster responders, formats and reference material for assessing and reporting on populations at risk, Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) position descriptions and duty checklists, descriptions of Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) stockpile commodities, general information related to disaster activities, information on working with the military in the field, and a glossary of acronyms and terms used by OFDA and other organizations with which OFDA works.
Year/Pages: 2006: 394 p.
Publisher: Homeland Security Dept., Coast Guard
Description: This publication provides important assistance to Coast Guard personnel responding to oil spills, search and rescue operations and other emergency situations.
Year/Pages: 2006: 364 p.
Publisher: Labor Dept., Office of Disability Employment Policy
Description: Provides practical information on developing, implementing, and maintaining emergency preparedness plans for people with disabilities.
Year/Pages: 2004: 81 p.; ill.
Publisher: State Dept., Overseas Security Advisory Council
Description: Quick Security Guidelines. Provides specific security guidelines for Americans who travel abroad on business.
Year/Pages: 1996: 20 p.; ill.
Publisher: House, Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina
Description: Tells the story of inadequate preparation and response in evacuations, medical care, communications, and contracting, and concludes that the government's best efforts, at all levels of government, were not good enough. The writers hope that their findings will prompt the changes needed to make all levels of government better prepared and better able to respond the next time.
Year/Pages: 2006: 581 p.; ill.
Publisher: President of the United States, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Description: This White House report identifies and establishes a roadmap for doing better in the future. Lays the groundwork for transforming how this Nation - from every level of government to the private sector to individual citizens and communities - pursues a real and lasting vision of emergency preparedness.
Year/Pages: 2006: 223 p.; ill.
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