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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

  • Summary

    Executive Summary

  • Acknowledgements

    Acknowledgments

  • Acronyms

    Acronyms and Abbreviations

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    The Terrorist Incidents

  • Chapter Three

    Performance and Availability of Personal Protective Equipment

  • Chapter Four

    Information and Training

  • Chapter Five

    Site Management for Personal Protection

  • Chapter Six

    Recommendations for Moving Forward

  • Chapter Seven

    Concluding Remarks

  • Appendix A

    Organizing Partners

  • Appendix B

    Conference Participants

  • Appendix C

    Conference Agenda

  • Appendix D

    Summaries of Plenary Presentations

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