Bioterrorism means the "the deliberate or threatened use of bacteria, viruses or toxins to cause disease, death, disruption or fear."
Since the attacks of 9-11-01 and the anthrax attacks that followed, the nation has increased its awareness and preparedness toward bioterrorism and other public emergencies. Planning and response teams have been formed throughout the nation in an effort to protect our citizens.
But we need your help. You can take three simple steps to empower yourself and your family against bioterrorism and other public emergencies.
We know that the first response to a disaster of any kind will be a local response. We need to be prepared to take care of ourselves and our community for at least 72 hours until outside help can arrive.
Community Emergency Response Team
Medical Reserve Corps
Volunteers in Police Service
Neighborhood Watch Program
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