SEATTLE, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Americans recently watched tragedy strike during "The Boston Marathon". This terrorist event left millions of citizens concerned about their family's personal safety and wondering what they should do to plan and protect themselves, as well as their communities.
"Those answers are at your fingertips", said Rob Stern, principal of Defense Research LLC, developer of the "Citizens' Emergency Response Guide" www.911EMG.com.
The guide is the most comprehensive civilian reference available for understanding risks, planning, and surviving terrorist attacks and other mass casualty disasters. It is intended to help you make safe informed decisions—decrease the load on emergency services and to promote individual confidence and self-reliance.
Because there are numerous variables in every emergency situation, make your decisions based on all available information. If you are in the immediate area of mass casualty attack — rely on the police, fire, and other officials for instructions.
A former non-proliferation researcher at the Monterey Institute for International Studies, said “The Citizens’ Emergency Response Guide www.911EMG.com provides users with a powerful personal weapon in the global war against terrorism, and it is truly a major contribution to bringing the national homeland security policy to individual Americans,”
The guide provides users with enough detail to facilitate planning for and protection from the most prevalent terrorist threats without demanding hours of research or a scientific background.
"In fact, well within an hour, most users with even basic computer skills could garner enough knowledge to build an in-depth safety net anti-terrorism action plan for home, school or office—complete with well-designed templates, checklists, and tips," Stern said.
Organized by topic, sections can be printed as needed including a printable quick reference manual. Planning and preparation procedures include family communications and contact protocols, emergency supply check-lists and first aid kits, how to protect pets, making your own shelter-in-place, the facts on gas masks and respirators, and a wealth of practical information on related topics.
In a world where terrorist accounts are increasingly commonplace, it's not surprising that overwhelmed Americans have resisted looking at how they might prepare themselves to survive an attack.
"Most likely, however, the people who don't prepare are the ones who are going to panic," Stern said. "It's not like in the movies. Unless you know what to do you could make the wrong decisions. You and your family are the first line of defense against terrorism. If you're well-informed and well-prepared, you'll be able to take appropriate precautions and make the right decisions to protect your family in the event of terrorist attack."
Working with small local municipalities, www.911EMG.com can be inexpensively formatted for local or regional use, with current evacuation routes, traffic information, and shelter locations.
The guide follows standard protocols from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is also an extensive reference library of source documents.
About Defense Research LLC
Defense Research LLC, established in 2000, is a developer of interactive media and software focusing on Homeland Defense. The company has expertise in informatics and user interface design, as well as extensive experience in emergency response management and physical security. Defense Research holds multiple copyrights to its interfaces for interactive, wireless, and handheld devices as well as product content.
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