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DHS Releases New National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin: IAFC Has Tools to Keep You Prepared

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin. Citing the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, and upcoming religious holidays, DHS warned of a “diverse and challenging threat environment.” 

IAFC members are encouraged to IAFC members are encouraged to read this NTAS Bulletin

In addition, IAFC members are encouraged to take steps to prepare their communities for possible threats. The IAFC developed the Terrorism Response: A Checklist and Guide for Fire Chiefs and Community Leaders to help communities evaluate risk and prepare for possible acts of terrorism.  

In addition, fire chiefs can learn about threats to their communities by working with local law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces. To learn more about how to access this threat information and also work with state and local intelligence fusion centers, the IAFC recommends its Homeland Security Intelligence Guide for Fire Chiefs.  

The IAFC will continue to provide resources to help you prepare for the evolving terrorist threat. 


Ken LaSala is the IAFC’s Director of Government Relations & Policy. 

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