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By Larry R. Collins

I needed to use this e-book for a legal justice type i used to be taking in school. My first criticism is that it used to be released in 2000. not anything within the e-book takes at the multitude of adjustments that took place as a result 9-11 occasions.

The ebook is puerile, contrived, and has totally no intensity of subject. i can't think collage really selected this e-book for a four hundred point classification. the one great thing i will be able to say in regards to the e-book is that the chapters are brief and that it really is a simple learn. this is often due as a rule to observations that nation the most obvious and a person with an oz. of logic will be capable of deduce it for themselves.

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Are appropriate fire walls in place to prohibit individuals from acquiring sensitive information from your information system? If an employee with an airborne communicable disease wanted to slow your operation by making employees sick, he or she would spread this virus through the air system. If an employee wanted to cause havoc with your information system, he or she could plant a virus which could slow or destroy your data base. 1 CSIS Press Release, December 15, 1998, p. 1. 26 Disaster management and preparedness Cyberterrorism by disgruntled employees or ex-employees, terroristic organizations, your local hacker, or anyone with a computer and a grudge can be a substantial risk for an organization or company.

Once you have enlisted the help of a team with representatives from these responding agencies, begin to work through all of the potential emergencies your risk analysis identified. Conduct a resource list based upon the answer to a question repeated over and over: If this happens, then what will I need? As you identify each of these resources needed, have someone contact the appropriate business or agency and negotiate until the resource is available. Among those on this resource contact list you may find: • Emergency sheltering facilities • Hotels • Motels • School gymnasiums • National Guard Armories • Public arenas • Community outreach groups • American Red Cross • Salvation Army • Heavy construction equipment companies • Trucks • Cranes Chapter six: Coordinating with local assets 41 • Contractors • Building supply companies • Sand • Fly ash • Fire protection foam suppliers • Equipment rental companies • Generators • Pumps • Heaters • Public works department • Utility companies • Public health department • Hospitals • Medical helicopters • Coroner • Bomb technician team • SWAT team • Coast Guard • National Spill Response Team • National Weather Service • CHEM TREC • ATF (Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) • FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) • FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) • Critical incident stress debriefing counselors • Insurance carriers The size, scope, and nature of your facility and its proximity to major population centers, lakes, rivers, railroads, airports, and airways will impact the nature of your resource list.

Law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, and other public safety personnel want to protect the community they serve and to protect the property, jobs, and taxes the company generates. Their level of preparedness to help you will vary from community to community. It is your job to assess their capabilities and provide them with the training and special equipment they need to succeed in protecting your assets. It may take some selling on your part to convince them your facility has unique challenges and merits special attention on their part.

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