Federal Emergency Management Agency: Weapons Of Mass Destruction

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Weapons of mass destruction are “devices, biological organisms, or chemical substances that can cause mass casualties when successfully detonated (Henry & King, 2004). The term has been defined in many ways. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA. 2001), defines WMDS as “any weapons that can cause serious bodily harm or death through the release of toxic chemical; disease organisms; radiation; or exposure” (Henry & King, 2004). The definition goes on to point out that WMD are completely different from other terrorists tool because it difficult to tell when they are presence which makes it hard to determine when and where they are released and what danger is present for first responder and medical personnel (Henry & King,
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