Individual Preparedness Response to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks

Individual Preparedness Response to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks

by Lynn E. Davis, Tom LaTourrette, David E. Mosher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0833034731

ISBN-13: 9780833034731

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: RAND Corporation

How can individuals best prepare themselves against a variety of terrorist attacks?  See more details below

Overview

How can individuals best prepare themselves against a variety of terrorist attacks?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833034731
Publisher:
RAND Corporation
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Prefaceiii
Figuresix
Tablesxi
Summaryxiii
Acknowledgmentsxxv
Acronymsxxvii
Chapter 1Introduction1
Study Motivation and Objective1
Study Approach2
Study Scope3
Organization of This Document4
Chapter 2Scenario Approach to Developing an Individual's Strategy7
Step 1Develop Terrorist Attack Scenarios8
Rationale for a Scenario-Driven Approach8
Scenario Design Criteria8
Scenario Descriptions10
Step 2Define Individual Needs13
Step 3Identify Potential Actions15
Step 4Evaluate Potential Actions16
Step 5Develop an Individual's Strategy18
Chapter 3An Individual's Strategy21
Chemical Attack21
Attack Characteristics21
Response Strategy: Chemical Attack22
Recommended Actions23
Actions Not Recommended28
Radiological Attack30
Attack Characteristics30
Response Strategy: Radiological Attack31
Recommended Actions32
Actions Not Recommended35
Nuclear Attack35
Attack Characteristics35
Response Strategy: Nuclear Attack36
Recommended Actions37
Biological Attacks42
Characteristics42
Response Strategy: Biological Attack45
Recommended Actions46
Actions Not Recommended50
Priorities for Response Actions51
Preparatory Actions52
Understand Requirements of Individual Response Actions52
Gather Information and Develop Plans in Advance54
Augment General Emergency Preparations55
Enhance Protection Against Biological Attack56
Enabling Actions by Government and Businesses57
Inform Individuals About Official Terrorism Response Plans58
Design Education and Training Programs59
Implement Detection and Warning Systems59
Regulate Retail Equipment Marketed for Terrorism Response61
Chapter 4Conclusions63
Our Recommended Individual's Strategy63
Comparison with Current Terrorism Guidelines67
How Can Our Approach Be Used in The Future?69
Appendix
ACatastrophic Terrorism Scenarios71
BEmergency Guidelines125
CFocus Group Methods and Results143
DA Review of the Risk-Perception and Risk-Communication Literature147
Bibliography153

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