Is your community prepared for a biological terrorism incident? While no community is fully equipped or funded for a major attack, it is possible to develop and implement effective local response plans, protocols, and guidelines. New from Delmar, Preparing for Biological Terrorism contains vitally important information to guide local agencies in their efforts to secure and coordinate the influx of state and federal resources before, during, and after an attack. Mandatory reading for emergency response teams, today's school administrators, business leaders, public utilities managers, media professionals, as well as the general public, this resource walks through the fundamental concepts of emergency planning- that is, the "DNA" of successful emergency management. Subsequent chapters enable readers to immerse themselves thoroughly in specific elements of successful emergency planning, including: passive, active, and medical surveillance; biochemical detection, notification, and diagnosis protocols; agent surety; mass prophylaxis; the national pharmaceutical stockpile program; and more! Knowing that they are arming themselves with the latest information as to what to look for and how to respond, all readers of this emergency services planning guide will be able to heighten their vigilance while going freely and confidently about their daily lives.
Buck, whose credentials are not identified, began this second in a series of terrorism preparedness books before the September 11th attacks, but has revised it as necessary. He offers advice on preparing for a biological attack to schools, businesses, local agencies, and facilities where large number of people congregate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
George has been involved in the fire/rescue service and emergency management for more then 20 years. He is presently the Director/Professor at the University of South Florida's Center for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance and The Center for Biological Terrorism Defense. George was previously with St. Petersburg College as Director/Professor of the Institute of Emergency Administration and Fire Science, and the National Terrorism Preparedness Institute. George has served as a Fire Management Specialist with the United States Fire Administration in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Previously, he served more than fourteen years with Addison (Dallas County), Texas Fire Department in the Operations Division. He is a Principal member of the Technical Committee for "Emergency Management, NFPA 1600" and has been serving on the committee since 1992. He has spoken at many national and international conferences. George has also published many articles, manuscripts, white papers, etc., both nationally and internationally. George is also the author of Delmar's Preparing for Terrorism, an Emergency Services Guide, and soon to be released Preparing for Biological Terrorism, an Emergency Services Planning Guide.
Overview of National and International Terrorism. The DNA of Emergency Management Planning: The Basic Concepts of Emergency Management. The Basics of Emergency Management: Putting it All Together. System Implications. Event Management. Local Plans and Resources. Federal Medical Resources. Medical Consequences. General Biological Terrorism Concepts. Planning and Action Guidelines. Bioplan References