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By John Sudnik

Deputy Chief, Fire Department City of New York (FDNY)


Past 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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21st Century Complete Guide to Nuclear Attack Preparedness, Medical Countermeasures, Protection, Victim Care, Radiation and Atom Bomb Threats, Dirty Bombs: ... Destruction WMD, First Responder CD-ROM)
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According to the description of 21st Century Complete Guide to Nuclear Attack Preparedness, Medical Countermeasures, Protection, Victim Care, Radiation and Atom Bomb Threats, Dirty Bombs: ... Destruction WMD, First Responder CD-ROM, “This up-to-date electronic book on CD-ROM contains the finest collection of authoritative federal documents available anywhere on the subject of nuclear attack - with information on preparedness, medical countermeasures, personal protection, and victim care. This information and vital knowledge is also applicable to attacks with "dirty bombs" which are known officially as Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDD) and other nuclear incidents involving the release of radiation. There is material from the Dept. of Defense, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Army, Department of Homeland Security, CIA, EPA, and FEMA. Sixty-nine files present critical data, guidelines, procedures, plans, and information, with next-generation search technology that allows complete indexing and makes all files fully searchable!

DHS Dirty Bomb Preparedness; Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute; CDC Mass Trauma; Radiation; Chemical Protection Against Radiation; CIA NBC Guide; Civil Disturbance National Guard Manual; CONPLAN Ops Plan; Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation; DOD MSIAC WMD; DOJ Emergency Guide; Emergency Response Self Study Guide; Energy Dept Nuclear Emergency; EPA Emergency Response And Terror; EPA Nuclear Incident Guide; EPA Radiation; Fed Radiological Emergency Response Plan; Federal Radiological Monitoring And Assessment Ctr; Federal Response Plan; FEMA -Disaster Plan, Emergency Checklist, Radiological Emergency Training Manuals; Nuclear Weapon WMD Scenario, Radiological Accident Facts, Radiological Emergency Management, Terror Course, Terrorism And Emergency Mgmt, First Aid 2002 Field Manual, NBC Glossaries, NBC Health Service Support Field Manual; Joint Doctrine NBC Operations; Joint Doctrine Nuclear Ops; Joint Doctrine Theater Nuclear Operations; LLNL Arms WMD; MARSSIM Radiation And Site Investigation Manual; Mass Casualty; Med Mgmt Radiological Casualties 2003; Medical Consequences Of Nuclear Warfare Textbook; Medical Support Nuclear Chemical Army; Military Role In Countering WMD; National Protection Center; National Guard WMD Response; Navy Radiation Treatment; NBC Battlebook; NBC Decontamination FM; NBC Field Handbook; NBC Protection; Nuclear Blast Survival; Nuclear Contamination Avoidance; Nuclear Operations Air Force Doctrine; Nuclear Power Plant Emergency; Nuclear Security DOE; Nuclear Weapon Accident Response Procedures; Office Of Domestic Preparedness; PM NBC Defense; Pocket Cards NBC; Radiation Emergency Oak Ridge; Radiation Terrorism Pocket Card; Radiological Accidents; Ready Gov; Triage Of Irradiated Personnel; WMD Civil Support Team.

This CD-ROM has over 22,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software and Reader software is included. Advanced search and indexing features are built into our reproduction, providing a complete full-text index. This enables the user to search all the files on the disk at one time for words or phrases using just one search command! The Acrobat cataloging technology adds enormous value and uncommon functionality to this impressive collection of government documents and material. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, and portable!

Our CD-ROMs are privately-compiled collections of official public domain U.S. government files and documents - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed or printed without untold hours of tedious searching and downloading.”

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