|About the Book|
Fedhealths new 3rd Edition was expanded44 pages to accommodate many new topics and enhancements. Twokey additions include 24 new pages in the TERRORISM topic coveringcyber, biological, chemical and radiological threats with tips on whatcitizens should be aware of during these types of incidents.Also, APPENDIX A - U.S. Department of Homeland Security wasexpanded to include the District of Columbia Emergency Management AgencysTerrorist Threat Advisory System with suggestions for Residentsand Businesses. (In other words, each color-code now has many tips onwhat family members and business owners should be aware of and doing ateach threat level - along with standard list of what federal agencies should bedoing at each color.)The entire manual was reorganized so theinformation flows easier for consumers. Section 1 now has all Familyinformation, checklists, Emergency Plan templates, and suggestions for Kits(both Disaster Kits to grab and go during a disaster situation and First AidKits). Section 2 now contains all disaster topics (fromAvalanches to Winter Storms) but all BEFORE tips are 2-colorformat like DURING and AFTER tips in previous Editions. Someother additions include Air Quality Mitigation (i.e. tips on carbonmonoxide, mold & radon), Household Chemical emergencies, Safford-SimpsonScale with storm surge data (for hurricanes), Fujita Scale (for tornadoes),plus many others. Section 3 has all Basic First Aid tipsnow (from Bites & Stings to Strokes) along with some newtopics like West Nile, ticks, and SARs. Section 4 still contains Americanand Canadian Red Cross information plus U.S. and Canadian Federal, Provincial,and State Emergency Contact information for citizens. There arealso many new Additional Resources & Web sites with some specificones flagged for Educators, Schools, & Kids.The more the public is prepared for a disaster,the less strain it places on North American First Responders. Thismanual helps families and individuals be aware... be prepared... and havea plan for most types of emergencies, first aid needs, and natural orman-made disasters beforethey strike.It provides an excellent easy-to-use resource for allfamily members... from children to seniors.