Terrorism Response: Checklist References
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Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Attacks
- The Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism provides access to descriptions of various types of terrorist attacks. A password is required but available free of charge to public-safety personnel.
Continuity of Operations Plans
Critical Infrastructure Protection
- Emergency Management and Response – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EMR ISAC)
- National Infrastructure Protection Plan
- Sector-Specific Plans
- DHS National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC). Part of the National Operations Center, the NICC monitors the nation’s critical infrastructure and key resources on an ongoing basis. During an incident, the NICC coordinates information-sharing among infrastructure and key resource sectors.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Planning Guides
- 15 National Planning Scenarios. A password is necessary but available free of charge to public safety agencies.
- National Preparedness Guidelines
- National Response Framework Resource Center
- Naval Postgraduate School Homeland Security Digital Library
- Target Capabilities List. A password is necessary but available free of charge to public safety agencies.
- Universal Task List. A password is necessary but available free of charge to public safety agencies.
- National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Information Security Handbook (pdf)
- NCTC Worldwide Incidents Tracking System
- Security Clearances
- NIMS Integration Center (pdf)
- EMS Magazine's Resource Guide: Technology in EMS - Patient Tracking Systems
- Seattle Fire Department Case Study
- RAND Science and Technology Policy Institute, Protecting Emergency Responders: Lessons Learned from Terrorist Attacks, conference report (pdf) issued 2002
- National Fire Fighter Near Miss Reporting System
- National Strategy for Homeland Security
- Responder Knowledge Base. A login name and password are required but are available free of charge to public safety agencies.
- Emergency Management Assistance Compact
- National Guard Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE)
- Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP)
- National Guard's Role in Homeland Defense
- National Response Framework
- U.S. Northern Command
- Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
- U.S. Bomb Data Center - Bomb Arson Tracking System
- Guide to Implementing the IAFC/IAFF Fire Service, Joint Labor Management, Wellness/Fitness Initiative, specially designed for small and medium-sized fire departments (pdf)
- Departments Health and Wellness Guide for the Volunteer Fire Service and Emergency Services (pdf)
- Responding to Incidents of National Consequence (pdf): Recommendations for America’s Fire and Emergency Services Based on the Events of September 11, 2001, and Other Similar Incidents (pdf)
- After-Action Report and Improvement Plan for Hurricane Gustav & Ike (pdf)
- Arlington County After-Action Report on the Response to the September 11 Terrorist Attack on the Pentagon
- DHS/FEMA Initial Response Hotwash: Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana
- Lessons Learned from the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
- Minneapolis Bridge Collapse (pdf)
- Tokyo Subway Sarin Attack
- Additional lessons learned and after-action reports can be found on FEMA’s Lessons Learned Information Sharing System (LLIS). A password is required to access all publications but is available free-of-charge upon request.