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Chemical Sector Perspectives

The Chemical Sector is one of 16 sectors identified as critical infrastructure under the Cybersecurity 038 Infrastructure Security Agency Domestic Preparedness invited one subject matter expert to answer important questions about this sector and how the sector and its interdependencies can affect any community

Building Resource Capacity – Start Now

Building resource capacity involves research planning and execution that should begin now Identifying potential dangers considering what if scenarios capitalizing on other events and incidents and overcoming barriers are key components for building resilient communities This article explains how to get started

Uvalde Shooting – A Predictable Surprise

When intentional acts of violence occur people often wonder if the incident was preventable For example after a mass shooting killed 19 students and 2 teachers in Uvalde Texas on May 24 2022 many were questioning the predictability of the gunman s actions and the decision making process of the

Strategic Depth & the Fight Against Violent Extremism

Despite the deaths of Islamic State and al Qaida leadership violent extremism is not gone This article describes why despite recent successful strikes against terrorist groups intelligence agencies and others tasked with protecting their communities must stay vigilant More strategic depth is needed to help reduce the possibility of the

Hospital Response – A Personal Training Experience

Effective trainings are ones where the participants remember and later implement what they learned into their daily operations Not everyone knows how they would respond in a true emergency However some trainings provide a more realistic glimpse into disaster scenarios than others This first hand account describes what it was

The Expanding Role of Tactical Medicine

Effective trainings are ones where the participants remember and later implement what they learned into their daily operations Not everyone knows how they would respond in a true emergency However some trainings provide a more realistic glimpse into disaster scenarios than others This first hand account describes what it was

Wanted: Mental Health Support for Disaster Trauma

Disaster response organizations have become increasingly adept at meeting the basic needs of survivors, including shelter, food, water, and medical treatment. However, traumatic disaster-related experiences – including threats to life, exposure to death and injury, and the destruction of homes and communities – also take a psychological toll on survivors. Common responses to

Societal Violence & Its Impact on Critical Infrastructure

The “new normal” following the COVID-19 outbreak is still evolving. Although some people have welcomed the relief from many years of commuting and focused on personal growth and time with family, others have become disenfranchised, isolated, depressed, or lack purpose and empathy. As the United States reels from the recent

Discovering Another New Normal

Because of the interconnectedness of so many aspects of society the authors in this July edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal help readers better understand what is needed in the new normal a common operating picture predictable lifelines new or repurposed technological tools and more The new normal after COVID

Four Takeaways From the Nashville Christmas Bombing

The Nashville Christmas bombing provides valuable lessons about targeted violence incidents This research on pre attack indicators shares four key takeaways for law enforcement and other preparedness professionals to understand regarding lone wolf and leaderless resistance attacks Knowing other pre attack indicators may help thwart a future attack even when

Working Together: Partnership, Training, Funding & Tolerance

When community stakeholders work together to prepare for emergencies and disasters they will be better prepared and have more resources to face whatever threats risks and hazards are in their future Four key aspects to consider when building community resilience are addressed in this June edition of the Domestic Preparedness

The Risk-Based Approach to Hazardous Material/WMD Incidents

Low frequency high consequence events are rare emergency responders still need to be able to evaluate these complex problems and determine initial actions To avoid being overwhelmed and increasing the risks to both responders and civilians emergency responders need to be able to quickly identify all potential hazards then predict

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