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STATE OF CONNECTICUT STATE OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY Terrorist Threat Condition HIGH RISK: Credible intelligence indicates that there is a high risk of a local terrorist attack but a specific target has not been identified. Threat Critical Facilities Protective Local Government Public Response Guidelines Condition Action Actions Continue all precautions from Continue all precautions from lower Continue all precautions from lower Threat Level. Threat Level. lower Threat Level. Announce Threat Level Announce Threat Condition HIGH Resume normal activities but HIGH to all employees and to employees and public and explain expect some delays, baggage explain expected actions. expected actions to be taken. searches and restrictions as a Place emergency response Test Communication plan. result of heightened security at teams on notice. Restrict or control access to public buildings and facilities. Activate the operations center governmental buildings, critical Continue to monitor world if required. facilities and infrastructure. and local events as well as local Monitor world and local Erect outside barricades, security government threat advisories. events. Pass on credible threat checks to deny access to underground Report suspicious activities at intelligence to key personnel. parking areas, loading docks and or near critical facilities to state Ensure appropriate security building entrances. and local law enforcement measures are in place and Require identification, sign-in and agencies by calling 911. functioning properly. escorts as required. Avoid leaving unattended Instruct employees to report Restrict parking areas located close packages or briefcases in public suspicious activities, packages to buildings or critical facilities. areas. and people. Remove trash containers, Inventory and organize Search all personal bags, dumpsters and mailboxes located near emergency supply kits and parcels to the extent of the law government buildings and facilities. discuss emergency plans with and require personnel to pass Closely monitor available security family members. Reevaluate through magnetometer, if and intelligence data from state and meeting location based on available. local law enforcement agencies. threat. Restrict vehicle parking close Instruct employees to be especially Consider taking reasonable to buildings. watchful for suspicious or unattended personal security precautions. Inspect intrusion detection packages and articles received Be alert to your surroundings, systems, lighting, security through the mail service. avoid placing yourself in a fencing and locking systems. Inspect buildings and parking areas vulnerable situation and monitor Inspect all deliveries and for suspicious packages. the activities of your family consider accepting shipments Implement rumor control to avoid members. only at off-site locations. public panic. Maintain close contact with Remind employees to expect Employ appropriate security at your family and neighbors to delays and baggage searches. airports, dams, public utilities and ensure their safety and critical facilities. emotional welfare. Based on threat assessment, define level, scope and role of emergency response personnel. Secure and regularly inspect all buildings, vehicles, and parking and storage areas for intrusion. Conduct 100% verification of deliveries and restrict shipments. STATE OF CONNECTICUT STATE OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY Terrorist Threat Condition SEVERE: A terrorist attack has occurred or credible and corroborated intelligence indicates that one is imminent. Normally, this threat condition is declared for a specific location or critical facility. Threat Critical Facilities Protective Local Government Public Response Guidelines Condition Action Actions Continue all precautions from Continue all precautions from lower Continue all precautions from lower Threat Level. Threat Level. lower Threat Level. Announce Threat Condition Announce threat condition Closely monitor news reports SEVERE and explain expected SEVERE to employees and to the and Emergency Alert System actions. public explaining anticipated actions radio/TV stations. Deploy security personnel that should be taken. Be suspicious of persons based on threat assessment. Deny unauthorized access to critical taking photographs of critical Close or restrict entry to the facilities and infrastructure. Continue facilities, asking detailed facility to emergency personnel 100% inspections of personnel, questions about physical only and restrict parking areas vehicles and packages to the extent security or dressed close to critical buildings. allowed by law. inappropriately for weather Maintain a skeleton crew of Visually inspect the interior and conditions (suicide bomber). essential employees. undercarriage of vehicles entering Report these incidents Deploy emergency response parking lots and terraces. immediately to state and local and security teams. Deploy equipment assets and ensure law enforcement. Activate state EOC. physical security measures be afforded Report suspicious activity and Maintain close contact with to critical sites. call 911 for immediate response. state and local law Assemble trained volunteers to Avoid repeating enforcement. include Citizen Corps, USAR and the unsubstantiated information and Be prepared to implement American Red Cross. rumors. mutual aid agreements with Implement Mutual Aid Agreements Expect delays, searches of government and with other as required. purses and bags and restricted critical facilities. Continue to assess the vulnerability access to public buildings. Provide security in parking of key assets and facilities. Take Expect traffic delays and lots and company areas. appropriate action to protect them by restrictions. Report suspicious activity deploying appropriate security forces Take personal security immediately to state and local to these sites. precautions to avoid becoming a law enforcement. Cancel or delay unnecessary victim of crime or terrorist Restrict or suspend all employee travel and leave. attack. deliveries and mail to the Activate the Emergency Operations Avoid crowded public areas facility. Emergency or Center. and gatherings. essential shipments should be Control release of information to the Do not travel into areas sent to an off-site location for public and news media. affected by the attack or to an inspection. Send a Public Information Officer expected terrorist target. to the EOC. Keep emergency supplies Provide security for personnel accessible and automobile tanks dispatched to repair or restore full. damaged facilities and system. Be prepared to evacuate your home or shelter-in-place on order of local authorities. Assist neighbors who may need help. STATE OF CONNECTICUT STATE OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY Terrorist Threat Condition Elevated risk of terrorist attack but a specific region of the USA or target has not been identified. Threat Critical Facilities Protective Local Government Public Response Guidelines Condition Action Actions Continue all precautions from Continue all precautions from Continue all precautions from lower Threat Level. lower Threat Level. lower Threat Level. Announce Threat Condition Announce Threat Condition Continue normal activities, ELEVATED to employees. ELEVATED to employees and to the but report suspicious activities Review vulnerability and threat public. to local law enforcement assessments and revise as Review physical security plans for agencies. needed. critical facilities. Take a first aid class. Identify and monitor Assess potential terrorist targets Become active in your local governmental information and develop plans to counter-act an Neighborhood Crime Watch sharing sources for warnings attack. program. and alerts. Conduct vulnerability assessments Network with your family, Update and test call list for of each critical facility and neighbors and community for emergency response teams and governmental building. Estimate the mutual support during a disaster key employees. consequence of loss and assign a or terrorist attack. Review and coordinate and priority for their protection. Learn what critical facilities update mutual aid agreements Ensure all buildings are secured to are located in your community with other critical facilities and prevent theft or tampering. and report suspicious activities government agencies. Conduct physical inspections of at or near these sites. Establish and monitor active buildings for suspicious unattended Attend your local emergency and passive security measures. packages. planning committee meeting to Review employee training on Develop a cadre of trained learn more about local hazards. security precautions (bomb volunteers. (Call the city/town emergency threat procedures, reporting Closely monitor current news manager to learn dates and suspicious packages, activities events and state and federal terrorist locations of the meetings.) and people). advisories. Increase individual or family Conduct communications Keep the public informed on emergency preparedness checks to ensure radio contact current threat conditions and through training, maintaining can be established. advisories. good physical fitness and health, Coordinate with adjacent and storing food, water and municipalities for mutual aid support emergency supplies. in the event of a disaster or terrorist threat. Conduct tabletop and functional exercises to ensure that response plans are understood and current. Review existing physical security measures employed, and install intrusion detection and passive systems as funding permits. Conduct weekly radio communication checks. STATE OF CONNECTICUT STATE OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY Terrorist Threat Condition GUARDED: General Risk with no credible threats to specific targets. Threat Critical Facilities Protective Local Government Public Response Guidelines Condition Action Actions Continue all precautions from Continue all precautions from Continue all precautions from lower Threat Level. lower Threat Level. lower Threat Level. Ensure that key leaders are Estimate the threat vulnerability of Continue normal activities familiar with the emergency each critical facility and the counter- but be watchful for suspicious response and business measures required to protect them. activities. Report criminal resumption plans. Ensure that each department is activity to local law Review, update and routinely familiar with their assigned enforcement. exercise for functional areas of responsibilities during a disaster, as Monitor local and national the plan. shown in the plan, and are prepared to news for terrorist alerts. Review and update the call respond. Review family emergency list for emergency response Review communications plans to plans. teams. ensure the call-down procedures are Increase family emergency Develop or review Mutual current and accurate. preparedness by purchasing Aid agreements with other Conduct emergency management supplies, food and storing water. facilities and/or with local training and exercise emergency Be familiar with local natural government for use during response plans. and technological (man made) emergencies. Ensure all emergency management hazards in your community. Review physical security and response functions are adequately Increase individual or family precautions to prevent theft, staffed. Recruit and train volunteers emergency preparedness unauthorized entry or to augment full time staff. through training, maintaining destruction of property. Have Actively support the Neighborhood good physical fitness and health, you provided for: Watch, Community Emergency and storing food, water and a) Employee picture ID Response Team and Amateur Radio emergency supplies. badges? Emergency Service programs. Update immunizations. b) Background checks on all Remind citizens and employees to Volunteer to assist and employees? be alert for suspicious packages, support the community c) Access control and locking activities, vehicles and people and emergency response agencies. of high security areas at all report these occurrences to the proper times? authorities. d) All security keys marked Secure buildings, unused rooms, ‘Do Not Duplicate’? storage areas, equipment and vehicles e) Surveillance cameras? to prevent theft, tampering or f) Back-up power? destruction. g) An alarm system? Evaluate information available on public websites that could compromise security. Encourage all citizens and employees to have necessary immunizations. STATE OF CONNECTICUT STATE OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY Terrorist Threat Condition LOW RISK: Low Risk of terrorism. Routine security is implemented to preclude routine criminal threats. Threat Critical Facilities Protective Local Government Public Response Guidelines Condition Action Actions Citizens are advised to: Develop emergency response Identify critical facilities that need Continue to enjoy and business resumption plans. protection. individual freedom. Participate Encourage and assist Review Emergency Response freely in travel, work and employees to be prepared for Plans. recreational activities. personal, natural and Conduct training, seminars, Be prepared for disasters technological emergencies. workshops and exercises using the and family emergencies. (See Develop a communications emergency response plans. DEP – Dept. of Environmental plan for emergency response Conduct emergency preparedness Protection, DPH - Dept. of and key personnel. training for citizens and employees. Public Health, and American Conduct training for Encourage response agencies (fire Red Cross brochures.) employees on physical security fighters, law enforcement, EMS, Develop a family precautions. public works and elected officials) to emergency plan. (See DEP, Budget for physical security take emergency management and DPH and American Red Cross measures. American Red Cross first aid and brochures.) CPR training. Know how to turn off the Provide emergency preparedness power, gas and water to your information to employees via pay house. check stub tips, newsletters, articles Know what hazardous and posters. materials are stored in your Conduct routine inventories of home and how to properly emergency supplies and medical aid dispose of unneeded kits. chemicals. Budget for physical security Support the efforts of your measures. local emergency responders Encourage programs for employee (firefighters, law enforcement immunization and preventive health and emergency medical care. service). Know what natural hazards are prevalent in your area and what measures you can take to protect your family.
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