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In December 2001, a conference held in New York City brought together individuals with firsthand knowledge of emergency responses to terrorist attacks to discuss ways to improve the health and safety of emergency workers who respond to large-scale disasters. The meeting considered the responses to the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the 1995 attack at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as well as the emergency responses to the anthrax incidents that occurred through Autumn 2001. This book is intended to help managers and decisiomakers understand the unique working and safety environment associated with terrorist incidents, understand the equipment needs of emergency workers, and improve education and training programs and activities directed at the health and safety of emergency responders.

Table of Contents

  • Preface PDF

  • Summary

    Executive Summary PDF

  • Acknowledgements

    Acknowledgments PDF

  • Acronyms

    Acronyms and Abbreviations PDF

  • Chapter One

    Introduction PDF

  • Chapter Two

    The Terrorist Incidents PDF

  • Chapter Three

    Performance and Availability of Personal Protective Equipment PDF

  • Chapter Four

    Information and Training PDF

  • Chapter Five

    Site Management for Personal Protection PDF

  • Chapter Six

    Recommendations for Moving Forward PDF

  • Chapter Seven

    Concluding Remarks PDF

  • Appendix A

    Organizing Partners PDF

  • Appendix B

    Conference Participants PDF

  • Appendix C

    Conference Agenda PDF

  • Appendix D

    Summaries of Plenary Presentations PDF

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