People have caused public health emergencies. Whether these events are planned or accidental, they render casualties, inflict massive property damage, and threaten survivors' sense of security.
- Bioterrorism: A growing number of terrorists are attempting to spread lethal diseases. Review past attacks and learn how
public health agencies prepare to keep everyone safe. Select links below to learn about the diseases that could be used in an
For a more extensive list click here.
- Chemical: In the event of a chemical release, health officials may require the public to "shelter-in-place." Visit the
Red Cross' sheltering webpage for more information.
- Fires: Protect your home and family by
practicing fire prevention and planning a safe evacuation.
- Radiation: The Japanese radiation
emergency (2011) confirms the need to prepare for the immediate and long-term dangers caused by excessive radiation.