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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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