As the incidents of Terrorism and threats to our security continue throughout the country and the world, it is important to understand what is occurring and how we can plan and take steps to keep safe. Take the time to learn about and understand what you can to be ready should an incident occur in your area. Being prepared for a terrorism threat is much different than preparing for an earthquake.
We at Homefront Emergency take Terrorism Preparedness very serious and offer a number of preparedness supplies including our NEW Code-Red Personal Terrorism Survival Kits. Having one of these kits while you travel, at your workplace, outdoor special events or other high risk targets can provide you a sense of security and reduce the stress that you may feel now and later should an emergency arise.
High-risk terrorism targets include government and civilian facilities, international airports, large cities, and high-profile landmarks, large public gatherings, water and food supplies, utilities, and corporate centers.
People face threats of terrorism posed by extremist groups, individuals, and hostile governments. Terrorists can be domestic or foreign, and their threats to people, communities, and the nation range from isolated acts of terrorism to acts of war.
Acts of terrorism can range from threats to actual assassinations, kidnappings, airline hijackings, bomb scares, car bombs, building explosions, mailings of dangerous infectious materials, agro-terrorism, computer-based attacks, and the use of chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons. Although it is impossible to prepare for all situations being prepared with some essential survival supplies can help you and your family thru a difficult situation.
A terrorist incident usually occurs completely unexpected, although in many parts of the country we accept the fact that it could happen most of us believe it is not likely in our surroundings. That is until it does.
The following are a few general guidelines
especially if you are at a “high risk location or event”:
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Move or leave if you feel uncomfortable or if something does not seem right.
- Take precautions when traveling.
- Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior.
- Do not accept packages from strangers.
- Do not leave luggage unattended.
- You should promptly report unusual behavior, suspicious or unattended packages, and strange devices to the police or security personnel. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
- Learn where emergency exits are located in buildings and other facilities.
- Plan how to get out in the event of an emergency.