Accession Number:

ADP013456

Title:

Protecting First Responders to Act of Terrorism

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

An act of chemical or biological terrorism will require appropriate measures to protect first responders from exposure to hazardous substances or infection by biological agents. Some of the safety challenges are common to more conventional disasters such as industrial chemical spills or natural disease outbreaks, although terrorism response pose some unique challenges as well. These challenges can be met, but require advance planning to ensure that the necessary equipment, procedures, and collaborative relationships are available in the time of crisis.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE