Finding Your Role In America’s Homeland Security. Carolyn Washburn, MS Family Consumer Science Agent Utah State University Washington County. What is Homeland Security?. A concerted national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's
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Carolyn Washburn, MS
Family Consumer Science Agent
Utah State University
A concerted national effort to prevent terrorist
attacks within the United States, reduce America's
vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur.
Title V Emergency Preparedness and Response
Section 501- provides for:
President George W. BushState of the Union, January 29, 2002
Community Preparedness is not the work of any one group.
Ultimately, it is the responsibility of every citizen in every community.
The Citizen Corps Council extends an open invitation to all residents.
Security with Respect to Faith-Based and
Community Initiatives March 7, 2006
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution
and the laws of the United States of America,
and in order to help the Federal Government coordinate a national effort to
expand opportunities for faith-based
and other community organizations and to strengthen their capacity to better meet America's social and community needs, it is hereby
ordered as follows:
Section1. Establishment of a Center for Faith-Based and Community
Initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security.
Homeland Security Advisor
(Estimated that only 30% of American’ have disaster plans)
There are over 1 million firefighters in the United States, of which approximately 750,000 are volunteers.
Local police departments have an estimated 556,000 full-time employees including about 436,000 sworn enforcement personnel.
Sheriffs' offices reported about 291,000 full-time employees, including about 186,000 sworn personnel.
There are over 155,000 nationally registered emergency medical technicians (EMT)
(This could mean shelter, food, water, first aid and sanitation.)
Winter Storms/Cold Extreme heat
Earthquakes Biological Attack
Youth are a valuable resource in
times of disasters. They have
strength and with training,
Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster
Center for Disease Control
Ready Gov http://ready.gov