Devastating acts, such as the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, have left many concerned about the possibility of future incidents in the United States and their potential impact. They have raised uncertainty about what might happen next, increasing stress levels.
Nevertheless, there are things you can do to prepare for the unexpected and reduce the stress that you may feel now and
later should another emergency arise. Recognizing this fact is very important. Don't just hope and pray that nothing bad's going to happen. You have to do more than that. As common citizens, we can't do anything to stop such an attack. If we're unfortunate enough to be in their line of sight, we can't do anything about it. That's the government's challenge.
However, we have a responsibility to ourselves and our family. Even if we can't really stop these things from happening, we can minimize their effects by being boosting our preparedness for terrorism. Taking preparatory action can reassure you and your children that you can exert a measure of control even in the face of such events. In these events, control is very important because that's something that you can depend on to survive.
How prepared are you for a terrorist attack? No, your firearm can only do so much. Do you have an evacuation plan? Do you know how to do first aid? Do you have enough supplies to provide for your daily needs? If you answered no to any of these questions, it's time to boost your preparedness for terrorism and this guide can help.
- What you can do to prepare
- Create an emergency communications plan.
- Check on the school emergency plan of any school-age children you may have.
- Establishing a meeting place
- Assembling a disaster supplies kit
- Things to do if disaster strikes
- What to do if you're sure that you have time
- Additional positive steps you can take
- Possible things that can happen
- Being aware of biological/radiological exposure
- How to reduce any care risks
- Additional information