FEMA Preparing For Weapons Of Mass Destruction Attack!!
by Shannon Arledge
October 22, 2010
Threats against America and its citizens are real, and the need for ready responders is ever more critical. Response personnel must remain vigilant and skilled with the preparedness knowledge to protect the citizens and cities they serve.
FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Ala., plays a leading role in preparing cities and local response forces to protect, prevent, deter and respond to acts of terrorism, major accidents involving hazardous or toxic materials, or events resulting in mass casualties.
“The emergency response community in the United States needs to avoid complacency and continue to prepare for a wide range of potential terrorist attacks that will likely include chemical, biological, radiological or explosive material,” said Rick Dickson, assistant director of training delivery for the CDP. “Training is a critical element of preparedness, and the center’s fully funded training opportunities for state, tribal and local emergency responders are designed to prepare individuals and teams for what may be reality.”