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Crisis Communications & Response Nuggets

Terrorism, Security, Public Health, and Public Safety
• For expert-selected web resources for "First Responders" on bioterrorism and public safety, see www.search.nap.edu/shelves/first/. This website includes a search engine providing access to more than 3000 related Web pages.
• For information regarding The Henry L. Stimson Center Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferations Project, see www.stimson.org/cwc/terror.htm
• For bioterrorism publications at the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, see www.niaid.nih.gov/publications/bioterrorism.htm
• The article entitled "Bioterrorism on the Home Front: A New Challenge for American Medicine" by H. Clifford Lane, MD and Anthony S. Fauci, MD (Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 286 No. 20, November 28, 2001) is available online at www.jama.ama-assn.org
• For information about state and Center for Disease Control activities and resources, see the CDC website on Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response at www.bt.cdc.gov/
• For information About Anthrax and Bioterrorism, including bioterrorism plans and a bioterrorism report, see www.cdc.gov/mmwr/indexbt.html

Preparedness, Mitigation, and Response Concerns
• The National Response Team maintains a webpage entitled Preparedness and Response Links to the Internet at www.nrt.org
• For information concerning a new publication for homeland protection professionals: Homeland Protection Profession: Coordinating Domestic Preparedness, see www.hppmag.com
• "Living with Risk" "a 400 page study of the lessons learned by experts and communities in response to hazards presented by natural forces as well as technological accidents and degradation. This report was done under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). Visit www.unisdr.org

Articles on Other Homeland Security-Related Topics
• For an article on "Education and Training Initiatives Needed to Address Threats and Challenges to Homeland Security" by Paula Gordon (August 14, 2002), see www.mipt.org/pdf/education-traininginitiatives.pdf
• For an article on "Infrastructure Threats and Challenges: Before and After September 11, 2001" by Paula Gordon, see http://users.rcn.com/pgordon/homeland
• For an article entitled "Using E-Technology to Advance Homeland Security Efforts" by Paula Gordon, see http://users.rcn.com/pgordon/homeland
• For an article on "International Relations and National Agendas After September 11, 2001" by Paula Gordon, see http://users.rcn.com/pgordon/homeland

About the Author
Paula D. Gordon, Ph.D. is a writer, analyst, and strategist and independent consultant. She is also serves as a member of the practitioner faculty of Johns Hopkins University. For more information, please contact Dr. Gordon at pgordon@erols.com

To read the complete article and see the most recent list of references and resources, please visit http://users.rcn.com/pgordon/homeland.

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a CERT near me?
Q: How do we start a CERT program?
Q: How is the CERT funded?
Q: Who can take the training?
Q: Can someone under age 18 participate?
Q: What if I have concerns about my age or physical ability?
Q: Why take the CERT training?
Q: How do CERT members maintain their skills?
Q: What if I want to do more than just the basic training?
Q: What about liability?

To Get Answers
to the preceding questions, visit CERT's home page at http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/CERT

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