TERRORISM FORCES US TO MAKE A CHOICE. WE CAN BE AFRAID OR WE CAN BE READY.
Next time there is a terrorist alert, you can feel helpless or you can feel prepared. It is up to you. The steps to readiness are not difficult. First, make an emergency supply kit for yourself and your family. Set aside supplies to survive three days at home. Water, food, first aid supplies, a flashlight, and a battery powered radio. Next, develop a family communications plan so your family can stay in touch during an emergency. Third, learn how to respond to the different types of terrorist threats, such as biological, chemical, and radiological.
That information, along with details about kits and plans is available at www.ready.gov.
For more information about bioterrorism agents:
Smallpox basics: www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/
Botiulinum Toxin: http://edcp.org/html/botulism.html
The mission of the Dorchester County Health Department’s Bioterrorism Preparedness Program is:
- To provide an organized and responsive intervention to natural and manmade emergencies that should occur in our county.
- To serve as a community resource for education, training and information about potentially weaponized bioterrorism agents such as smallpox, anthrax, botulism, plague, and tularemia.
Any response will be a coordinated effort of all Dorchester County agencies such as the Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Public Works, Police, Fire, and Rescue departments.
If you should have any questions about Bioterrorism or preparedness, please call the Bioterrorism Preparedness Coordinator at 410-228-3223, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Roger L. Harrell, MHA: Health Officer