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1 Emergency Responder Sensitive PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY ~ STRATEGIES FOR ~ AGROTERRORISM Jerry Gillespie, DVM Public Policy and Biological Threats IGCC/AAAS Wye River Biosecurity Workshop August 2006

2 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM RESPONSE / INVESTIGATIONDETECTION / DIAGNOSES RECOVERY Incident losses time lag time point of attack The Steps to Preparedness MITIGATIONMITIGATION PREVENTIONPREVENTION AWARENESS PREPAREDNESS

3 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM State and Federal Response time losses Rapid local detection and response Intermediate detection and response expendituresexpenditures INCIDENT Slow detection and response point of attack

4 Farm to Table Farm Transportation Processing Transportation Warehousing Transportation International Markets Retail Markets Domestic Tables International Tables Environment (air, water & soil) Borders food continuum Human beings (health & well-being) A new Points of Potential Terrorism

5 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM Before the occurrence of harmful consequences Before the occurrence of harmful consequences –Detection of botulinum toxin in the milk tank from a dairy farm After the occurrence of harmful consequences After the occurrence of harmful consequences –Detection of children in hospitals with signs of botulism paralysis Levels of Incident Detection

6 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM Overall WIFSS Curriculum Goal Help Communities Prepare Teams of Frontline Responders for an Agroterrorism Event prepared to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks on the food system TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION ARE ESSENTIAL!

7 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM NIMS and Preparedness Coordinated, effective response to major disasters: Coordinated, effective response to major disasters: Well prepared local response team Coordinated, well planned state and regional response team Coordinated, well planned federal agencies response Each new level of response is supplemental integrated seamless focused on results. Evidence of preplanning

8 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM Courses: Understanding the Dangers of Agroterrorism Principles of Preparedness for Agroterrorism and Food Systems Disasters Principles of Detection and Diagnosis-Strategies and Technologies Principles of National Incident Management System (NIMS), Team Building and Risk Communication Principles of Frontline Response to Agroterrorism and Food Systems Disasters Principles of Planning and Implementing Recovery WIFSS Agroterrorism Preparedness Curriculum for Frontline Responders continues on next slide

9 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM Courses: Understanding the Dangers Principles of Preparedness Principles of Detection and Diagnosis Principles of (NIMS), Team Building Principles of Frontline Response Principles of Recovery WIFSS Agroterrorism Preparedness Curriculum for Frontline Responders continues on next slideTeamLearning TeamAction Established Team

10 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM Courses (continued): Electives Risk Assessment Tools for Communities Dangerous foreign Animal and Plant Diseases Foot and Mouth Disease Understanding the Food Systems and How They Work Avian Influenza Building Teams Across Disciplines Performance testing exercises (certification) WIFSS Agroterrorism Preparedness Curriculum for Frontline Responders

11 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM Includes community members who will play a vital role in prevention and/or response to an agroterrorism event Local emergency teams Representatives of the food and agriculture industry (private and public and across the food continuum) Community leaders (private and public) Local Public/Environmental Health groups Local political leadership and designated agencies Designated communication authorities/agencies Frontline Responders continues on next slide

12 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM Education leaders Health care providers Law enforcement (police, sheriff, FBI) Fire fighters Local/regional disaster response teams (OES, HAZMAT, ambulance, emergency health care) Agricultural industry Veterinarians Frontline Responders In short, everyone with a legitimate role in agroterrorism response The training will take place in the local environment, but will emphasize integration with state and federal emergency response systems.

13 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM designated communication authorities & agencies local political leadership & designated agencies local emergency teams local public health groups A Model Frontline Response Team designated communication authorities & agencies local political leadership & designated agencies local emergency teams local public health groups agriculture & food sector

14 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM Getting the right team members together to build a team Creating effective planning and implementation Sustaining the team Knowing each other Shared vision and purpose Effective communication Trust Challenges for Frontline Response Teams

15 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM Next Training Objectives (DHS Grant – Pending) Train the neglected elements in communities: Food-system employees Food-system employees Tribal nations Tribal nations Port authorities and employees Port authorities and employees Military bases Military bases Health care providers and Public health officials Health care providers and Public health officials Cross border officials Cross border officials Local government officials Local government officials Regional collaborators Regional collaborators Publics within communities Publics within communities

16 Emergency Responder Sensitive UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF AGROTERRORISM Harry & Liz Orange Juice Scenario It all started with a misunderstanding. It all started with a misunderstanding.


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