By John Sudnik
Deputy Chief, Fire Department City of New
history and recent intelligence have shown that New York City (NYC), a critical node of the U.S. economy, is clearly in the terrorist’s crosshairs. In order to reduce
the probability, lessen the risk, and minimize the consequences of a Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD), or “dirty
bomb,” attack, NYC’s first responders must be adequately prepared for its seemingly inevitable occurrence. This
particular type of attack on NYC has the potential to create immense panic and confusion on behalf of the general public.
Adding to the complexity of the problem is the notion that, since 9/11, the expected actions taken by employees in NYC high-rise
office buildings in response to shelter-in-place instructions can be extremely difficult to predict. Therefore, a proposed
public awareness campaign and a shelter-in-place plan are two cost-effective and easily implemented terrorism preparedness
programs that would build the confidence and increase the capability of the citizenry. Since an RDD incident would likely
result in a major inter-agency emergency operation, the unification of command, control, and coordination among NYC’s
first responder community is an essential element to its overall success. Hence, an informed and collaborative response by
both public and private sector entities could potentially reduce casualties and save lives.
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