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On Demand November 28, 2006

Planning and Execution of Disaster Response

Broadcast Date: November 28, 2006 | (1 hour 30 minutes)


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Program Overview

Effective response to a terrorist WMD attack depends, in large part, on the capability of local responding agencies to rapidly focus available assets in accordance with valid operational plans to save lives and mitigate injury to the greatest extent possible.

This program proposes a framework for emergency management and response based on the principles of counter-terrorist preparation and incident command. Following this framework will result in the timely marshalling and effective utilization of available assets in accordance with pre-established plans reflecting accepted guidelines and standards within a logistics, personnel and communications infrastructure that is designed to ensure robust and reliable intervention. Additionally, this model emphasizes the importance of effective community action in maintaining a state of civil order and facilitating the focus of resources.

Lifesaving community action enabled by appropriate planning and effective management is discussed in the context of employing proposed response models in dealing with the consequences of actual disaster resulting from terrorist use of Biological, Chemical or Radiological Weapons.


Dr. Joseph Contiguglia
Clinical Professor
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Target Audience

First responders, public health professionals and their partners with whom they will need to communicate in a public health emergency, community planners, command and control personnel, public health and medical students.

Contact Hours

None for this program.

Contact for Technical Assistance

Call 334-206-5618 or email ALPHTN.

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