Chemical Terrorism

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Preparing for Chemical Terrorism


Preparation and response to a chemical terrorist incident is not unlike that of similar hazardous materials emergencies. Be aware, however, that a chemical attack may employ the use of bombs or vehicles, such as boats or airplanes, to spray or release chemical agents in the air.

Take these steps to prepare for a chemical terrorist incident:
  • Choose an internal room on the highest level of your home to take shelter; this should preferably be a room without windows
  • Be sure that your emergency kit includes scissors, duct tape, and plastic sheeting
  • Cut and measure the plastic sheeting in advance to save critical time in the event of an incident