After the September 11th terrorist attacks and anthrax scare of 2001, the need to prepare for the possibility of terrorist attacks using nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological weapons has become increasingly apparent. Written in plain language by a former Army NBC officer, this book dispels several media-propagated myths and tells the real story about what people can and cannot do to protect themselves and their families. Beahm provides handy checklists of household or other useful items, safety procedures, action plans, and emergency planning guides. Each section contains frequently asked questions to provide readers with the essential information they need to prepare their homes, offices, and communities, such as what to look for and where to buy protective equipment; how to find shelter at a designated shelter-in-place; how to construct a safe room and what to stock; and what to do when it's time to evacuate their home. This book will simultaneously reassure citizens alarmed by the terrorist threat and give them concrete steps to take to feel safer at home and at work.
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