Terrorists look for visible targets where they can avoid detection before or after an attack such as international airports, large cities, major public events, resorts, and high-profile landmarks. Preparing for terrorism is critical, just as for other types of disasters.
- Be aware of your surroundings
- If you see what appears to be a dangerous situation, call 9-1-1 and explain your concerns to a 9-1-1 operator. The operator will help determine what actions should be taken.
- Take precautions when traveling. Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior. Do not accept packages from strangers. Do not leave your luggage unattended
- Learn where emergency exits are located, and how to quickly evacuate a building, transportation corridor or congested public area.
- Stay clear of heavy or breakable objects that could move, fall or break in an explosion
Prepare for building explosion
The use of explosives by terrorists can result in collapsed buildings and fires. People who live or work in a multi-level building should follow these guidelines:
- Learn the emergency evacuation procedures that are in place
- Learn where the fire exits are located and be able to find them in the dark.
- Keep fire extinguishers in working order. Know where they are located and how to use them.
- Learn first aid and CPR.
- Businesses and organizations should keep and maintain a disaster supply kit on each floor of their buildings