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Emergency Preparedness and Response for Today's World
A process approach for all sectors to prepare for any emergency or disaster that may occur.
Microorganisms or toxins from living organisms with infectious or noninfectious properties that produce lethal or serious effects in
plants and animals.
Solids, liquids, or gases with chemical properties that produce lethal or serious effects in plants and animals.
Comprehensive emergency management
A broad style of emergency management, encompassing prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Measures to protect public health and safety, restore essential government services, and provide emergency relief to governments,
businesses, and individuals affected by the consequences of terrorism.
Limitation of an emergency situation within a well-defined area.
Situation in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) determines that a terrorist threat is credible and confirms the involvement
of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) in the developing terrorist incident.
Measures to identify, acquire, and plan the use of resources needed to anticipate, prevent, and/or resolve a threat or act of terrorism.
The physical process of removing harmful substances from personnel, equipment, and supplies.
A significant natural disaster or man-made event that overwhelms the affected state, necessitating both federal public health and
medical care assistance.
Disaster medical assistance teams (DMATs)
Regionally organized teams consisting of physicians, nurses, and other health care providers that can be sent into areas outside their
own regions to assist in providing care for ill or injured victims at the location of a disaster or emergency. DMATs provide triage,
medical or surgical stabilization, and continued monitoring and care of patients until they can be evacuated to locations where they
will receive definitive medical care. Specialty DMATs can also be deployed to address, for example, mass burn injuries, pediatric care
requirements, and chemical injury or contamination.
As defined in the Stafford Act, any occasion or instance for which, in the determination of the President, federal assistance is needed
to supplement state and local efforts and capabilities to save lives and protect property, public health, and safety; includes emergencies
other than natural disasters.
Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)
An organization authorized by the U.S Congress through which a state impacted by a disaster can request and receive assistance from
other member states quickly and efficiently (
Incident command system (ICS)