NBC Preparedness – Downloads

By Richard A. Fleetwood – November 2001

It has happened. Here. On American soil. The ultimate nightmare…one that no one ever wanted so see, except the bad guys. Terrorist attack…thousands of deaths of innocent, unknowing victims, by the hands of a few maniacal, irrational, soulless cretins. Using tools that had until then only been used by writers of fiction in spy and thriller novels, a handful of illegal aliens commandeered civil aircraft and destroyed American landmarks known the world over, and murdered thousands of trapped victims, brave rescue personnel, and untold numbers of dreams and futures.

Warnings had been coming for months to the intelligence community from various sources, saying there would be terrorism on American soil. Some say that the highest levels of our nations leaders knew exactly where and exactly what would happen. Even worse, some in the conspiracy theory genre of the online world say that our own government was behind the events of 09.11.01. Truth? It will be known as time goes on. We will find out who, and we will avenge the lives of the lost. This nation will NOT let this horrible sacrifice of American lives go unpunished.

What is known is that the main suspect of the carnage at Ground Zero is none other than Osama Bin Laden. Because of this, President Bush and a very large contingent of allied nations began assaults on Afghani positions, camps, towns, airfields, and anyplace else the Taliban could use for bases of operations. So far, the Taliban has been driven out of their lairs into the wilderness. Time will tell what further effort is needed to rid the world of these and other terrorist regimes.

Understand it IS personal now, and we can not depend on our miltary and civilian leaders to be able to protect us in EVERY instance of future terrorist activity. Oh, if they could…but how…and who…and when? How could they protect every single citizen in every town, in every county, in every state? Who would protect all of us, and who would be singled out for more than their fair share of protection? When would all those would-be protectors cover us all, ready to sacrifice their lives for ours…in the next wave of threats? 24 hours a day, seven days a week? In shifts? Every other thursday?

It comes down to this. Our government is in a position now of being in over its head in keeping EVERY citizen safe from evil. We, as Americans, MUST take over some of the load, some of the responsibility, and some of the defensive measures, to assure that every person on our soil HAS A CHANCE of staying safe and alive in whatever the next foul waste of human flesh, wanna-be terrorist tries to do to us…as a NATION. This page provides you with some very hard to find information that just might make the difference to you. 

How You Can Prepare

Hopefully, this is not your first visit to SurvivalRing and Civil Defense Now. If it is, go now to read the multitude of informative files, government documents, and more to get a good foundational background in the skills and study of PREPAREDNESS. If you are a SurvivalRing Veteran, then this new collection of downloadable files will increase YOUR P.Q. (Preparedness Quotient) by several notches. This collection of Survival information comes from mostly government sources. None of it is secret, none of it is confidential, and ALL of it is circling within emergency management circles in various levels of our government. 

First responders are the people who would come running at the very first evidence, or even hint of such, to any NBC scene. They are called first responders because they TRAIN to learn how to respond to any incident, including the worst we can imagine, and exactly what we fear. The info THEY are reading will also be useful to you…if you study it and work at understanding it. NBC preparedness STARTS with learning exactly what the threats are, then learning how to counteract, mitigate, and even negate such attacks if and when they occur. This collective source before you now totals over 1000 pages if all printed out, so start reading and learning…and preparing for what may never come, or what may be drifting downwind on your street tomorrow.

There are also some files of historical interest, high level briefing material such as the Hart-Ruddman report on preparing the nation for (what was at the time) future terrorist acts, the full history of the American Civil Defense Program from 1945 to 1980, and more. Download them all, read them until you understand them, then take AFFIRMATIVE action in your family, your town, your community, your legislature, and your national administration by being vocal about our nations civilian defensive needs, and active in helping make them happen. It is up to each and every one of us to BE the greased cog in the wheel of life that helps make the changes HAPPEN.

File Downloads

SurvivalRing NBC Preparedness

Filename Pages Last Changed File Size
BioTerrorismPreparedness.pdf 28 9/25/2001 12:00:04 AM 479kb
Effective Elements Of Bioterrorism Preparedness: A Planning Primer for Local Public Health Agencies
By Micheal R. Fraser Ph.D. and V. Scott Fisher MSP 
National Association of County and City Health Officials 
Washington, D.C.
January 2001
bioplan.pdf 32 9/25/2001 12:00:04 AM 193kb
Improving Local and State Emegency ResponseTo Terrorist Incidents Involving Biological Weapons
By Department of Defense 
Prepared in response to the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Domestic Preparedness Program by the Department of Defense, August 1, 2000
WASHBIO.PDF 49 9/25/2001 12:00:04 AM 908kb
Fire Department Response to Biological Threat at B’nai B’rith Headquarters
This is Report 114 of the Major Fires Investigation Project conducted by Varley-Campbell and Associates, Inc./TriData Corporation under contract EMW-94-C-4423 to the United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Washington, DC
April 1997
MedTraining.pdf 166 9/25/2001 12:00:24 AM 472kb
Developing Objectives, Content, and Competencies for the Training of Emergency Medical Technicians, Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses to Care for Casualties Resulting From Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical (NBC) Incidents

April 23, 2001
Washington, DC
April 1997
combatchembiorad.pdf 96 9/25/2001 12:00:24 AM 318kb
Combating Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism: A Comprehensive Strategy
By Frank J. Cilluffo, Sharon L. Cardash, Gordon N. Lederman
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
December 2000
EMER-CHEMICAL.PDF 11 9/25/2001 12:00:24 AM 65kb
Chemical Emergency
Produced by the National Disaster Education Coalition: American Red Cross, FEMA, IAEM, IBHS, NFPA, NWS, USDA/ CSREES, and USGS
FM3-4-1PCD.PDF 192 9/25/2001 12:00:24 AM 3893kb
FM 3-4-1 MCWP 3-37.5

Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force
BWSUM.PDF 15 9/25/2001 12:00:24 AM 1027kb
Biological Warfare Improved Biological Warfare Improved Response Program Response Program

Executive Summary

1998 Summary Report on BW Response Template and Response Improvements

Prepared through a cooperative effort among New York City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and Departments of Fire, Health, Environmental Protection and Police Emergency Responders and Managers from
New York State
Washington State
New Jersey
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Emergency Management Agency
March 10, 1999
erg2000.pdf 383 6/28/2001 3:59:26 AM 1751kb
2000 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2000)
Developed jointly by Transport Canada (TC), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Secretariat of Transport and Communications of Mexico (SCT)

For use by fire fighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods. It is primarily a guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident. For the purposes of this guidebook, the “initial response phase” is that period following arrival at the scene of an incident during which the presence and/or identification of dangerous goods is confirmed, protective actions and area securement are initiated, and assistance of qualified personnel is requested. It is not intended to provide information on the physical or chemical properties of dangerous goods. This guidebook will assist responders in making initial decisions upon arriving at the scene of a dangerous goods incident. It should not be considered as a substitute for emergency response training, knowledge or sound judgment. ERG2000 does not address all possible circumstances that may be associated with a dangerous goods incident. It is primarily designed for use at a dangerous goods incident occurring on a highway or railroad. Be mindful that there may be limited value in its application at fixed facility locations.
Publish date = 2000
cpg1-10.pdf 21 6/28/2001 3:48:02 AM 214kb
Guide For the Development of a State and Local Continuity of Government Capability
Federal Emergency Management Agency
July 27, 1987
slg101.pdf 279 6/28/2001 3:51:34 AM 617kb
Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning
Federal Emergency Management Agency

One goal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is to develop, in partnership with State and local governments, a national emergency management system that is comprehensive, riskbased, and all-hazard in approach.

Crucial to this system are emergency operations plans (EOP), which describe who will do what, as well as when, with what resources, and by what authority–before, during, and immediately after an emergency.

This State and Local Guide (SLG) provides emergency managers and other emergency services personnel with information on FEMA’s concept for developing risk-based, all-hazard emergency operations plans.
September 1996
ops_rpt1.pdf 18 6/28/2001 3:58:24 AM 803kb
Operations Report for the National Terrorism Preparedness Institute

1 June – 30 September 1998 FY98
1 October – 30 September 1999 FY99

National Terrorism Preparedness Institute 
St. Petersburg Junior College
FEMA_107.pdf 32 6/28/2001 3:46:54 AM 399kb

By B. Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D.
Planning Specialist for Civil Defense Programs
National Emergency Training Center
Emmitsburg, Maryland
Volume 2 Number 2
Local EMA Director.pdf 62 6/28/2001 4:13:14 AM 289kb
By State of Maine Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management Maine Emergency Management Agency 
NUKE_HAZ_CHKLST.pdf 5 6/28/2001 4:21:10 AM 16kb
By the State of California Emergency Plan

The California Emergency Plan establishes four Readiness Conditions numbered inversely from Condition Four through Condition One and corresponding to federal categories A-D. These will be used in planning for or responding to war emergencies. These readiness conditions provide the basis for an orderly transition from normal peacetime activities to wartime readiness at each level of the State Emergency Management Organization.

Orders to make the transition from one readiness condition to another will be disseminated by the Governor or his designated representative using the California Law Enforcement Teletype System (CLETS) and followed by official release to the news media.

Simultaneous with the announcement of either Condition Two or Condition One, the Governor may proclaim a State of War Emergency to permit full mobilization of Emergency Management Organizations and complete transition to wartime emergency status. A State of War Emergency will exist automatically on receipt of attack warning or an actual attack.
publish date
jscp2.pdf 21 6/28/2001 4:23:46 AM 1329kb
Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP)
Briefing prepared for Joint Medical Planners Working Group
Strategic Planning Sequence
Role of the Contingency Planning Guidance
JSCP Tutorial
What’s new in JSCP 98-1
10 January 01
ORNL-PlanGuid.pdf 355 6/28/2001 4:29:12 AM 1185kb
Planning Guidance for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program
FEMA and Dept. Of Army
This planning guide was developed under the direction of the U.S. Army and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which jointly coordinate and direct the development of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP). It was produced to assist state, local, and Army installation planners in formulating and coordinating plans for chemical events that may occur at the chemical agent stockpile storage locations in the continental United States.

This document provides broad planning guidance for use by both on-post and off-post agencies and organizations in the development of a coordinated plan for responding to chemical events. It contains checklists to assist in assuring that all important aspects are included in the plans and procedures developed at each Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (CSDP) location. The checklists are supplemented by planning guidelines in the appendices which provide more detailed guidance regarding some issues.

The planning guidance contained in this document will help ensure that adequate coordination between on-post and off-post planners occurs during the planning process.

This planning guide broadly describes an adequate emergency planning base that assures that critical planning decisions will be made consistently at every chemical agent stockpile location.

This planning guide includes material drawn from other documents developed by the FEMA, the Army, and other federal agencies with emergency preparedness program responsibilities. Some of this material has been developed specifically to meet the unique requirements of the CSEPP.

May 17, 1996
cpg1-8_2.pdf 25 6/28/2001 4:35:36 AM 384kb
Sample Emergency Operations Plan
6-l. General. The sample plan provides illustrative examples of the parts of an EOP discussed in this CPG–basic plan, functional annexes, and hazard-specific appendixes.

6-2. Limitations of the Sample Plan. The sample is not a complete EOP, but is intended to provide examples to clearly illustrate the principles of the recommended planning approach and the prescribed relationships among the plan parts. The basic plan, annexes, and appendixes are incomplete and should not be expected to stand up to rigorous review techniques that are applicable to real plans and plan elements. A sample document that could stand up to such testing would require a very lengthy list of elements, a few examples of which are sufficient to illustrate the appropriate content for the parts of the plan. This sample should not, therefore, be used as a model plan.

6-3. Sample Plan Table of Contents. While numerous plan elements are mentioned in this CPG, only a few are illustrated in the following pages. Including all would far exceed the scope of this effort and would unnecessarily duplicate guidance already in existence, or better reserved for other programs and projects. The table of contents at the beginning of the sample plan is both functional and illustrative. It provides a complete outline of the Liberty County EOP, including both the elements for which samples are provided and those that have been mentioned or are implied to exist but remain as hypothetical as Liberty County itself.

This inflated table of contents establishes the context for the plan elements provided and, once again, underscores the importance of those that have been excluded. Page numbers are given for the sample plan elements that are present. An asterisk (*) entered in the place of the page number indicates that the plan element is not included in the sample plan. The page numbering system, beginning with the sample plan table of contents, changes from the standard one for CPG’s to one that is typical for a local EOP.

2676.pdf 166 6/29/2001 11:35:40 AM 472kb
Developing Objectives, Content, and Competencies for the Training of Emergency Medical Technicians, Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses to Care for Casualties Resulting From Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical (NBC) Incidents

Introduction Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are those nuclear, biological, chemical, incendiary, or conventional explosive agents that pose a potential threat to health, safety, food supply, property or the environment. The terrorist use of WMD is believed to be a significant threat to our society. For any observer of current events, the reality of the US terrorist threat is demonstrated by reports of failed attempts, numerous anthrax hoaxes, , and actual attacks, such as the inoculation of Salmonella into Oregon salad bars in 1984, the New York Trade Center bombing in 1993, the release of sarin in Japan in 199410 and again in 1995, the Oklahoma City bombing in 1996, and the US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

By U.S Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Emergency Preparedness
American College of Emergency Physicians
American Board of Emergency Medicine
American College of Medical Toxicology
American Hospital Association
American Nurses Association
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
Emergency Nurses Association
International Association of Fire Chiefs
National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Directors
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 
April 23, 2001
finalreport.pdf 79 8/6/2001 4:21:04 PM 171kb
Human Behavior and WMD Crisis /Risk Communication Workshop
This report is a comprehensive analysis of the Human Behavior and WMD Crisis/Risk Communication Workshop, held on December 11- 12, 2000. It describes the results of the workshop, and includes lessons learned from past experiences, addresses unresolved issues that were identified by combining the expertise of the participants, and it presents prioritized recommendations for future research, analysis, and other activities. This section of the report includes recommendations not only from the panel itself, but from a senior advisory board created specifically for this workshop.

By Co-Sponsored by Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
U.S. Joint Forces Command 
March 2001
sandy-e.pdf 18 8/23/2001 4:21:42 AM 85kb
List of Type-, Shock- and EMP-tested built-in Parts for Swiss Blast Shelters
By Swiss Federal Office of Civil Protection
Construction division
CH-3003 Berne

All listed build-in parts are complying with the Base protection degree as demanded in the Technical directives concerning the shock resistance of components installed in constructions of the civil protection (TW Schock 1995)
February 1st, 2001
nssg.pdf 149 9/14/2001 11:07:10 PM 1621kb
Road Map for National Security: Imperative for Change
The Phase III Report of the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century

By The United States Commission on National Security/21st Century
American power and influence have been decisive factors for democracy and security throughout the last half-century. However, after more than two years of serious effort, this Commission has concluded that without significant reforms, American power and influence cannot be sustained. To be of long-term benefit to us and to others, that power and influence must be disciplined by strategy, defined as the systematic determination of the proper relationship of ends to means in support of American principles, interests, and national purpose.

This Commission was established to redefine national security in this age and to do so in a more comprehensive fashion than any other similar effort since 1947. We have carried out our duties in an independent and totally bipartisan spirit. This report is a blueprint for reorganizing the U.S. national security structure in order to focus that structure’s attention on the most important new and serious problems before the nation, and to produce organizational competence capable of addressing those problems creatively.

The key to our vision is the need for a culture of coordinated strategic planning to permeate all U.S. national security institutions. Our challenges are no longer defined for us by a single prominent threat. Without creative strategic planning in this new environment, we will default in time of crisis to a reactive posture. Such a posture is inadequate to the challenges and opportunities before us.

We have concluded that, despite the end of the Cold War threat, America faces distinctly new dangers, particularly to the homeland and to our scientific and educational base. These dangers must be addressed forthwith.

We call upon the new President, the new administration, the new Congress, and the country at large to consider and debate our recommendations in the pragmatic spirit that has characterized America and its people in each new age. 
January 31, 2001
INTERNMENT.pdf 234 11/1/2001 10:29:28 PM 2485kb
Military Police Internment/Resettlement Operations
*FM 3-19.40 (FM 19.40)

In 1996, the United States (US) Army Military Police (MP) Corps restructured its four combat support (CS) missions into the following five CS functions. These functions adequately describe MP capabilities in support of US forces deployed worldwide.
• Maneuver and mobility support.
• Areasecurity.
• Law and order (L&O).
• Internment/resettlement (I/R).
• Police intelligence operations.
Field Manual (FM) 3-19.40 depicts the doctrinal foundation, principles, and processes that MP will employ when dealing with enemy prisoners of war (EPWs), civilian internees (CIs), US military prisoner operations, and MP support to civil-military operations (populace and resource control [PRC], humanitarian assistance [HA], and emergency services [ES]). FM 3-19.40 is not a standalone manual, and it must be used in combination with other publications.

These publications are pointed out throughout the manual, and a consolidated list is provided in the bibliography.
ertss.pdf 110 11/1/2001 11:14:36 PM 4702kb
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was established in 1979. FEMA’s mission is to focus Federal effort on preparedness for, mitigation of, response to, and recovery from emergencies encompassing the full range of natural and manmade disasters.

FEMA’s National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland, includes the United States Fire Administration (USFA), its National Fire Academy (NFA), and the Emergency Management Institute (EMI).

To achieve the USFA’s legislated mandate (under Public Law 93-498, October 29, 1974), “to advance the professional development of fire service personnel and of other persons engaged in fire prevention and control activities,” the U.S. Fire Administration has developed an effective program linkage with established fire training systems which exist at the State and local levels.

The field courses of the USFA’s National Fire Academy have been sponsored by the respective State fire training systems in every State.

The USFA is proud to join with State and local fire agencies in providing educational opportunities to the members of the nation’s fire services. 
June 1999
prog.cours 2002.ang.pdf 11 10/17/2001 4:25:28 AM 172kb
By International Civil Defense Organization
Dec. 2001

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Updated: March 26, 2012 — 12:22 am

The Author

Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 24th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural southern Wyoming, just below the continental divide (long story, that...). Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, many social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises.

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