Developed from topics at recent Symposia on Terror Medicine and Security, Local Planning also encompasses aspects of emergency and disaster medicine, as well as techniques for diagnosis, rescue, coordination and security that are distinctive to a terrorist attack. Each chapter also includes a case study that demonstrates preparedness, or lack thereof, for a real or hypothetical event, including lessons learned, next steps, and areas for improvement in this global era which increasingly calls for preparedness at a local level.
"Leonard Cole and Nancy Connell have produced an essential book, not just for counterterrorism and disaster preparedness professionals, but for each and every American. We can't prevent disasters but we can mitigate them, and the key to mitigation is preparedness. I know of no better place to look for that key than in the pages of this book."-Clark Ervin, Former Inspector General, US Department of Homeland Security
"A great read. At a time when funding for local preparedness efforts is waning, this book is a clarion call for reversing that trend. Leading experts and practitioners from across the preparedness spectrum provide vivid case studies and give valuable judgments about what matters most in responding to disasters and terrorism. Read it and be reminded how much depends on local response when catastrophe strikes.