The War in Iraq
Emergency Plans and Resources
By Sarah Lane
Jul 20, 2011, 10:11am

Emergency Plans and Resources

Learn all you can about protecting yourself and your loved ones with these resources. You’ll find information on everything you need with step-by-step outlines, kits, evaluations, and special reports from the nation’s top news sources. You can never be too prepared!

Ready to Respond

Most communities have emergency plans, but most were designed to deal with natural disasters. Many other kinds of emergencies - including terrorism, school shootings, or major transportation accidents - need proactive planning to address the needs of communities, the environment, agriculture, business, families, and individuals. This site deals with protecting the land, food, and environment, preparing community response, and supporting families and children.
Source:       University of Minnesota Extension Service

A Guide to Citizen Preparedness
This guide provides a step-by-step outline on how to prepare a disaster kit, emergency planning for people with disabilities, how to locate and evacuate to a shelter, and contingency planning for family pets. Man-made threats from hazardous materials and terrorism are also treated in detail.
Source:       U.S. Federal Emergency Management

Bioterrorism: A Journalist's Guide to Covering
This downloadable PDF file of approximately 50 pages, contains details about bioweapons, a glossary, and national contacts. Its goal is to help media cover a
potential biological attack quickly and accurately.
Source:       Radio and Television News Directors Foundation.
FirstGov: America Responds
This site has news about the Iraq war and background on Iraq, plus tips for preparing for emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks, travel safety, contact information for elected officials, and information for employers with Reservist and National Guard employees.
Source:       Firstgov

Terrorism and School Safety
There are several good articles to read from this group including information on heightened school security procedures during terrorist threats, biological & chemical threats, the 2002 National School Resource Officer Survey on Terrorism & School safety, and general recommendations related to terrorism and school safety.
Source:       National School Safety and Security Services

Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Review the "Selected Agents & Threats" featured links list which includes information on Smallpox, VX, Mustard Gas, Ricin, Anthrax, Cyanide, Botulism, and Radiological Emergencies.
Source:       CDC - Center for Disease Control

ClassBrain Resources
Be sure to browse through our collection of resources which include topics, such as Homeland Security, Biological & Chemical Weapons, the Homeland Threat Advisory, World Anthrax Data, and more.

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