Nuclear weaponry does not only bring about massive destruction, the second-hand effects that are indirectly related, such as health and birth defects are much worse, which follow for decades and affect entire generations. On May 6th, 1986, Russian nuclear reactor in Scandinavia underwent an accident, which led to nuclear fallout and spread of contamination. Immediately, the affected towns were at risk of many diseases, “total fallout Sweden had received from Chernobyl was likely to cause a ''theoretical maximum'' of eight extra cases of cancer every year until the year 2030” (Browne 1). Just one accident provides enough evidence against the deadly and unsafe nature of these weapons and the way they are handled. Hiroshima and Nagasaki saw birth defects in children, complications in pregnancies and shorter life spans often due to the vast spread of radioactivity. The studies done show that, “comorbid disorders, and studying the trauma history of survivors, for whom the disaster is unlikely to be their only traumatic event exposure (Green 68). This raises the question as to
Prior to the July 1, 2015, CIRP meeting, Deputy Brown’s PPI record reflected he “shall be temporarily removed from the field until completion of the Critical Incident Review process,” under case number SP 2380864. The same special condition record was in Brown’s PPI record at the time of his third shooting. It appears there could be some type of liability, based upon the perception that the Sheriff’s Department continued to permit Brown to work field duties (the term “field duties” not currently defined) when his PPI record reflected otherwise.
Earlier this morning, terrorist released lethal chemical agents in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. This terrorist attack has killed hundreds and it also has injured thousands. As an intelligence analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, I will be developing a background paper discussing the National Response Plan (NRP) and the roles DHS agencies play in the response.
One of the weaknesses of the article is that it does not addresses response efforts for a nuclear or radiological attack. The article only focuses on responses to chemical or biological attacks. Moreover the article was written in 1997, therefore a lot of things have changed since the article was written. Moreover, I also think that the article would had been more beneficial if they would had provided more real life situations besides the 1996 Olympic Games. Finally, the article did not provide many specific details about the roles of first responders and the role of the different agencies that would respond to a WMD attack. The article merely gave an overview about the steps that the government would take and the agencies that would be involved during the response of a WMD attack.
Bioterrorism and Political/Economic Support for Health Departments Introduction Though the terrorist attacks of 9/11 shook the United States from some of its complacency, 11 years later, our public health system and the public/private health departments of the United States are still incapable of coping with a major bioterrorist attack. Our health care system was not designed to deal with bioterrorism, our medical personnel are not trained or experienced enough to deal with bioterrorism and we have not devoted enough political muscle and money to redesigning, re-educating and restructuring so the health departments can effectively deal with this very real menace. The solution is the devotion of all those assets to a new, empowered, well-funded, coordinated health departments comprising a highly effective public health system.
The basic research question is that there is a relationship between intoxication, chronic alcohol use, and violent behavior. Another research question that is stated in the article is if this relationship is a causal relationship or if it is actually spurious. Other hypotheses made on adolescents were stated later on in the article. The first one is that the relationship between drinking (prevalence and frequency) and engaging in violence while sober is weaker than the relationship between drinking and violence. The second hypothesis is that the relationship between quantity of drinking and engaging in violence while sober is weaker than the relationship between quantity of drinking and violence and the relationship between quantity of drinking and violence while drinking. The third hypothesis is that adolescents who have a history of prior violence are more
The first World war chemical weapons were used then outlawed for combat. “Unlike when the U.S. was the only nuclear power and first used the technology against Japan without fear of reciprocation” ( The Ch.1 The Dangers). As a country we didn’t know the effects of a bomb on a living city, but now we know the consequences. Now what
Know the Smells and Warning Bells of WMD: In the article “Know the Smells and Warning Bells of WMD”, the author, John Linstrom’s principal point is that the fire departments should better prepare to respond to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Historically, explosive or WMD incidents were handled
Is the use of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons in war ethical? Is there an appropriate time to use them? A dilemma will later be presented for consideration. Different ethical theories can either support or oppose the use of CBW depending on the circumstances. However, chemical, biological and nuclear agents are dangerous, uncontrollable and undifferentiating weapons of mass destructions. Actions must be taken to see that there are no future instances of use during war. However, before one discusses the legal and ethical issues involved with CBW, one must understand what chemical, biological and nuclear weapons are and how they function.
We noted that the company does not have a comprehensive incident management system or a documented procedure or application used to record, monitor and escalate incidents raised by the business.
The incident response team should be alert on any clues as they begin gathering evidence from different sources. If the incident is from a Federal organization there is specific guidance on how the incident should be handled. For example, Federal agencies must by law have an incident response plan so most likely there should be a plan. Evidence should be gathered following protocol as directed in the plan. If the law firm is not a Federal agency, an incident response plan should be sought and the steps should be followed. Else, the steps should follow closely the Searching and Seizing Computers and Obtaining Electronic Evidence in Criminal Investigations guidance.
Abstract— In business, disasters can happen anytime if information security is compromised at some point. In most of the disaster caused by humans, small incidents happened before can be prevented with some careful planning. Proper incident response should be integral part of overall security policy and risk mitigation strategy. This paper provides steps forming and operating Incident Response Plan.
Abstract There is a need for preparedness training within hospitals for WMD. As it stands, there are currently a few set standards in place that would help deal with deal WMD threat within their hospitals or outside threat that could be coming towards their facility for treatment because they are the close. The type of threat they could be expose too for example are, Ebola, Anthrax’s, SARS etc. WMD that are released within a hospital only has one agenda which is to kill. Because the types of WMD are contagious and airborne it can spread very quickly without any warning. The focus will be how emergency managers can help hospitals to recognize, prepare, train, and to be able to identify suspicious vials, letters, powers, etc. If the hospitals can prepare and train effectively to recognize these threats immediately then they will be able to prevent the spread of Airborne WMD threat. This type of preparedness and training will help the hospitals ready themselves to handle these types of threats no matter when it may occur.
In fiscal year 2000, The solution does not lie in procurement of things: safety equipment, clothing or gadgets for fire services or police. If preparation for chemical terrorism is HAZMAT equipment, treatment in the streets and a cordoned-off crime scene; preparation for biological terrorism is education, a robust public health system and broad interagency collaboration. The integrated system must include intelligence and forensics, the means and the will to retaliate, medical and physical countermeasures and a strong public health infrastructure, all bound by vigorous interagency collaboration and effective educational programs. We face a very complex problem; one of low-probability, but potentially high-impact. Calling for a “Manhattan Project” may actually be under-response. What must we do?
CHAPTER TWO PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF INCIDENT MANAGEMENT AND INCIDENT RESPONSE STRENGTHS The information security incident management policy of Blyth’s Books was created in 2010 and has been reviewed four times in five years. Those covered by its scope are clearly stated. It stresses the importance of incident management to the organisation and