TERRORISM AND TERRORIST PREPARING FOR TERRORIST ATTACK ATTACK • Terrorism is the use of force or violence • Wherever you are, be aware of your against persons or property in violation surroundings. The very nature of terrorism of the criminal laws of a state or nation suggests there may be little or no warning. for purposes of intimidation, coercion or ransom. • Take precautions when traveling. Be aware of conspicuous or unusual SAFETY TIPS • Terrorist often use threats to create fear behavior. Do not accept packages from among the public , to try to convince citizens that their government is strangers. Do not leave luggage unattended. Unusual behavior, suspicious ON BOMB SEARCH, powerless to prevent terrorism, and to packages and strange devices should be BOMB THREAT get immediate publicity for their causes. promptly reported to the police or security personnel. • Acts of terrorism range from threat of assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings • Do not be afraid to move or leave if you bomb scares and bombings, cyber attacks (computer-based), to the used of feel uncomfortable or if something does not seem right. PREVENTION chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. • Learn where emergency exits are located in buildings you frequent. Notice where AND TERRORIST • High-risk targets include military and exits are when you enter unfamiliar civilian government facilities, international airports, large cities and buildings. Plan how to get out of a building, transportation terminals, ATTACK high profile land marks. Terrorists might congested public area or traffic. Note also target large public gatherings, water where staircases are located. Notice BE ALERT AND BE WATCHFUL and food supplies, utilities, and corporate heavy or breakable objects that could centers. Further, they are capable of move, fall or break in an explosion. spreading fear by sending explosives or PCSUPT JOSE ARNE M DELOS SANTOS, Ph.D. chemical and biological agents through • Assemble a disaster supply kit at home the mail. and learn first-aid. Separate the supplies District Director, SPD you would take if you had to evacuate • In the immediate area of terrorist event, quickly, and put them in a backpack or you would need to rely on police, fire and ready-to-go container. other officials for instructions. However, you can prepare in much the same way • Be familiar with different types of fire you would prepare for other crisis extinguishers and how to locate them. events. Know the location and availability of hard hats in buildings in which you spend a lot of time. For Emergency call - 117 or Text 2920 Isumbong Mo Kay TSIP (09178475757) SPD TOC - Tel. # 519-5525 SEARCHING FOR BOMBS. 5. Suspicious object located: POTENTIAL CONCEALMENT AREAS 1. During the inspection of the building, particular attention should be given to the potential concealment areas Authorities are in agreement that the most NOTE: It is imperative that personnel involved Buildings and Structures listed above. effective and fastest search of building can be in the search be instructed that their mission is only 2. Establish and enforce strict procedures for the control made by the normal occupants of that building. to search for and report suspicious objects. NOT to a. Elevator wells and shafts ( Caution: Watch for and inspection of packages and materials going into Bombs can be packaged in as many different move, jar or touch the objects or anything attached strong winds in elevator shafts) critical areas. ways as the maker’s imagination will allow. thereto. The removal/ disarming of a bomb must be b. Nooks, closets, storage rooms, false panels, 3. Develop and enforce a positive means of identifying walk areas, counterweights, motors, cables, Some devices may be the size of a cigarette left to professional bomb technicians. and controlling personnel who have authorized access trash in shafts, all ceiling areas, restrooms, package, while others may be as large as 2 ½ to critical areas and denying access to unauthorized access doors. Crawl space in restrooms and ton truck. Since the object of the search can a. The location and a description of the areas used as access to plumbing fixtures, personnel. vary in size and shape, it is a fundamental rule object as can best be provided, should be electric fixtures, utility and other closet areas, 4. Instruct all security and maintenance personnel to be that search must be made by persons who are reported to the floor or area warden. This space under stairwell, boiler (furnace) rooms, alert for suspicious individuals and the presence of familiar with the area in order to notice a information is relayed immediately to the flammable storage areas, main switches and foreign or suspicious objects or parcels. strange or foreign object. personnel in charge of the control center valves, indoor trash receptacles, storage areas 5. Instruct all security and maintenance personnel to who will call the police, fire department including record-storage areas, mail rooms, increase surveillance throughout the building. The following search techniques may be and rescue squad. When these agencies ceiling lights with easily removable panels, fire 6. Ensure that doors and/or access ways to such areas as employed: arrive, they should be met and escorted to hose tracks, basements, around windows hidden boiler rooms, mail rooms, computer areas, the scene. by drapes or shades, inside desks, inside switchboards, elevator, machine rooms and utility 1. A staff member or supervisor should be b. To minimize damage, sandbags or storage cabinets and containers, under tables. closets are surely locked when not in use. designated as floor area warden for each mattresses, not metal Sheila plates, may 7. Check key control procedures to see that all keys to all floor of the building or perhaps several be placed around the object DO NOT Auditoriums and Theaters. Searches must be locks are accounted for. area wardens for single story buildings. ATTEMPT TO COVER THE OBJECT. conducted under each seat, into cur seat cushions 8. Check fire exits to make sure they are not obstructed. Wardens should be responsible for c. The danger area should be identified, and as well as the following: 9. Check fire hose racks and fire extinguishers regularly to directing the search of their areas, blocked off with a clear zone of at least assure they have not been damaged. a. Stage area, microphones, speaker platform, receiving information from search 300 feet, including areas below and above 10. Increase patrols and surveillance of receiving and crawl ways, tunnels, trapdoors, dressing rooms, personnel and relaying it to the control the object. shipping areas, garages and parking areas. restrooms, storage areas, ceilings, props, center. d. Check to see that all doors and windows hanging decorations, lighting fixtures, sound 11. Assure adequate protection for classified documents, are open to minimize primary damage system, air-conditioning system, roof, heating proprietary information and other records essential to 2. Alert the nearest medical facility to standby from blast and secondary damage from system, projection booths, offices. the operation of your plant/establishment. during the search to provide immediate fragmentation. 12. Check perimeter fences/walls/barriers to assure a good medical attention in the event of accidental e. Evacuate the building. Schools. School bombings are usually directed state of maintenance and adequate clear zones. or premature detonation. f. Do no permit re-entry into the building against non student areas. 13. Check all exterior and protective lighting for proper until the device has been operation and adequate illumination. 3. Alert police and fire department personnel removed/disarmed, and the building a. Lockers, furnace (boiler) rooms, utility closets, 14. Protect ground-floor windows with heavy mesh, to standby in the event a detonation declared safe for re-entry. offices, chemistry tabs, auditoriums and grillwork or protective glass. occurs. cafeterias. 15. Conduct daily checks for good housekeeping and 6. Communications During Search proper disposal of combustible material. 4. An effective search technique is as follows: Outside areas. 16. Store or arrange for immediate procurement of sand, a. A rapid two-way communication system is sandbags or mattresses to be used as shielding in the a. Security, maintenance and janitorial of utmost importance. Normally, a. Street drainage systems, manholes in street event an explosive device is located in the building. personnel search such areas as communications between wardens, and sidewalk, trash receptacles, garbage cans, 17. In the event of electric power shut off, have flashlights dumpsters, incinerators, mailboxes, parked hallways, rest rooms, stairwells, search teams and the control center can or battery powered lanterns available. cars, trucks and carts, storage areas elevator shafts, utility closets and be accomplished through the existing 18. Install closed circuit television to monitor areas where a areas outside the building. telephone system or the building’s internal BOMB THREAT PREVENTION bomb might be placed. b. Office personnel search their communication system. 19. Install metal detecting devices. immediate areas. b. In many instances, two-way (walkie-talkie) In order to reduce the potential placement of an 20. Post signs indicating the use of closed circuit televisions c. As the search of each area is radios have been used. CAUTION: The explosive or incendiary device, you can tighten physical and other detection devices. completed and no suspicious objects use of radios could be dangerous. The security. Not only will you reduce the chances of having a 21. Entrances and exits to and from buildings could are found, a report is given to the radio beam could cause premature bomb brought on to the premises, but you can also possibly be modified to channel all personnel entering appropriate warden. detonation of an electric initiator (blasting maximize search efforts by doing the following: or leaving the building, by a registration desk. cap).
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