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   1. A Field Guide to Germs
By: Wayne Biddle
Order #: 1

Contagious diseases are fighting back against once-unconquerable modern medicine. Whether it
is the ravages of the Ebola virus, outbreaks of pneumonic plague or drug-resistant TB public
concern about infectious disease is on the rise. Newspapers report the arrival of new germs and
the reemergence of old ones almost daily. In a Field Guide to Germs the author brings readers
fact-to-face with the best known of the many pathogens living around us. He provides a physical
description of the organisms, the afflictions they cause, their folklore, history and illustrations.
The germs described are the most prevalent, powerful, having the most historical impact and
literary interest. This book is a handy reference, which provides a fascinating look at the impact
of microorganisms on our social and political history.
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    2. At Risk- 2  Edition- Natural Hazards, people’s vulnerability and disasters
By: Ben Wisner, Piers Blaikie, Terry Cannon, and Ian Davis
Order #: 102

At Risk focuses on what makes people vulnerable. Often this means analyzing the links between
poverty and vulnerability. But it is also important to take account of different social groups that
suffer more in extreme events, including women, children, the frail and elderly, ethnic minorities,
illegal immigrants, refugees and people with disabilities. Vulnerability has also been increased by
global environmental change and economic globalization- it is an irony of the „risk society‟ that
efforts to provide „security‟ often create new risks.

   3. Advanced Disaster Medical Response - Manual for Providers - First Edition
By: Susan M. Briggs MD, MPH, FACS and Kathryn H. Brinsfield MD, MPH, FACEP
Order #: 27

This 199-page spiral manual is a comprehensive and practical handbook for multidisciplinary
disaster teams. It includes sections on: Mass casualty management, ABCs of disaster response,
Public health response to disasters, Incident command structure, Medical response to terrorism,
Weapons of mass destruction, Environmental considerations, and Special considerations.

   4. Biohazard
By: Ken Alibek with Stephen Handelman
Order #: 13

This is the chilling true story of the largest covert biological weapons program in the world and it
is told from the inside by the man who ran it. While the world anticipated a nuclear winter, an
elite team of Russian bioweaponeers began to till a new killing field. Anthrax. Smallpox.
Incurable and horrifying Ebola-related fevers. A tract sown with powerful seeds of mass
destruction. These doctors were committed to creating a biological Armageddon. Ken Alibek was
the mastermind behind Russia‟s germ warfare effort for two decades. He reveals how scientists
actually reengineered hazardous microbes to make them more virulent, the secrets behind a new
class of agents perfect for political assignation, and how they sought to turn a sample of the AIDS
virus into the ultimate bioweapon.

   5. Biological Weapons-Limiting the Threat
Edited by: Joshua Lederberg, Foreword by: William S. Cohen
Order #: 31 (2 copies on hand)

Biological weapons pose a growing threat to the US and the world. The essays in this book, many
of which were originally published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, examine
the medical, scientific, and political dimensions of limiting the threat posed by these weapons.
The contributors consider the current threat posed by biological weapons, the history of attempts
to control them, episodes in which biological agents have been used, Iraq‟s biological warfare
program, and policies that the United States might pursue to reduce the threat. Joshua Lederberg
is a Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Sackler Foundation Scholar and President Emeritus of
Rockefeller University, and Consulting Professor at the Center for International Security and
Cooperation at Stanford University.

   6. Bioterrorism- A Guide for First Responders- 2nd Edition
Order #: 86

In the event of a terrorist attack, the Internet and other electronic resources may not be available.
This guide was developed for first responders and caregivers at the local, State, and Federal levels
to provide quick, concise, on-scene access to information about 12 potential biological agents.
Read through the guide to become familiar with each biological agent, and keep it with you in the
field for quick reference in the event of a biological attack. It is hoped that the use of this book is
never required.

   7. Bioterrorism: Field Guide to Disease Identification and Initial Patient
       Management
By: Dag K. J. E. von Lubitz
Order #: 78

Bioterrorism: Field Guide to Disease Identification and Initial Patient Management helps first-
responders to recognize quickly the signs and symptoms caused by exposure to bioterrorism
agents. It provides enough information to initiate treatment while a definitive diagnosis is being
determined and presents measures for preventing contamination of those involved in the victims‟
medical management.

   8. Bioterrorism - Guidelines for Medical and Public Health Management
By: Donald A. Henderson, MD, MPH, Thomas V. Inglesby, MD and Tara O'Toole, MD,
MPH
Order #: 19

This book is written and assembled by the leading experts in the field. It does the essential work
of updating the practicing health professional‟s knowledge about biological weapons and
documenting the lessons learned from the anthrax attacks of October 2001. This book offers an
extraordinary compilation of cutting-edge information and analysis. It is an essential tool for
medical and public health professionals alike.
   9. Bioterrorism- Psychological and Public Health Interventions
Edited by: Robert J. Ursano, Ann E. Norwood, and Carol S. Fullerton
Order #: 75

After the Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995 just 12 people died but more than
5,000 sought medical care for possible exposure. Bacteria, viruses, gases, and prions can create
chaos and disruption on a national and international scale. Moreover, bioterrorism is
believed to incur the most devastating psychological sequelae of all disasters and terrorist
events. Planning and pre-disaster exercises are essential for preventing panic in
overstretched professionals; determining how best to allocate resources for sudden surges
of need; preventing transmission of disease; devising effective mental health preventative
strategies and interventions; providing constantly updated, networked, information across
multiple channels by way of widely recognized and trusted sources; and for training in
how to handle fear, demoralization, and public loss of confidence in national institutions.

   10. Bioterrorism Readiness and Response- Volume II- A Biological, Chemical, and
       Nuclear Disaster Planning Sourcebook for the Healthcare System
By: American Health Consultants
Order #: 84 (2 copies on hand)

This article is devoted to providing the emergency department (ED) physician with the
most current information on resources and the management of patients with suspected
exposure, known exposure, or evidence of disease secondary to a biological warfare
agent. This article address anthrax, pneumonic plague, smallpox, viral hemorrhagic
fevers, tularemia, and botulinum toxins.

   11. Catastrophe and Culture- The Anthropology of Disaster
Edited by: Susanna M. Hoffman and Anthony Oliver-Smith
Order #: 99

At a time of increasing globalization and worldwide vulnerability, the study of disasters has
become an important focus for anthropological research- one where the four fields of
anthropology are synthesized to address the multidimensionality of the effects to a community‟s
social structures and relationship to the environment. Using a variety of natural and technological
disasters- including Mexican earthquakes, drought in the Andes and in Africa, the nuclear
meltdown at Chernobyl, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Oakland firestorm, and the Bhopal gas
disaster- the authors of this volume explore the potentials of disaster for ecological, political-
economic, and cultural approaches to anthropology along with the perspectives of archaeology
and history. They also discuss the connection between theory and practice and what anthropology
can do for disaster management.

   12. Chemical/Nuclear Terrorism- A Guide for First Responders- 2nd Edition
Order #: 87

In the event of a terrorist attack, the Internet and other electronic resources may not be available.
This guide was developed for first responders and caregivers at the local, State, and Federal levels
to provide quick, concise, on-scene access to information about the most likely chemical/nuclear
weapons. Read through this guide to become familiar with important elements of response
including personal protection, casualty management, decontamination, and information about
specific agents. Keep it with you in the field for a quick reference in the event of a
chemical/nuclear weapon attack. It is hoped that the use of this book is never required.

   13. Chemical Weapons-21st Century Essential NBC Reference Series
Edited by: Frederick R. Sidell, M.D., Ernest T. Takapuji, M.D., M.P.H., and David R.
Franz, D.V.M., PhD
Order #: 81

This document looks at the effects of chemical weapons such as VX, Sarin, Tabun, Soman,
Cyanide, lung agents, vesicants, mustard gas, BZ, and tear gas. It is excerpted from Medical
Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare.

   14. Confronting Catastrophe - A GIS Handbook
By: R.W. Greene
Order #: 21

This 140-page handbook is a hands-on manual for GIS practitioners and decision makers whose
communities face the threat of disasters, whether of natural or man-made origin. GIS is a tool for
comprehensive preparation and quick response. The digital maps and spatial analysis produced by
GIS offers a common template on which a variety of data can be quickly placed, measured, and
analyzed – resulting in more well-formed decisions. Using real life lesions this book shows public
officials and IT managers how to put the tools of GIS to work most efficiently in each of five
traditional stages of disaster management: identification and planning, mitigation, preparedness,
response, and recovery.

   15. Crisis Preparedness Handbook- A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and
       Physical Survival
By: Jack A. Spigarelli
Order #: 106

This handbook will help you prepare for our uncertain times by showing you how to:
    Design a basic food-storage plan that fits your needs
    Prepare your home for earthquakes
    Survive nuclear attacks and accidents
    Build your own radiation meter
    Put together a workable Emergency Evacuation Kit
    Select appropriate firearms
    Use communications so you‟ll know what‟s really going on
    Take care of hygienic needs
    Store fuel safely for the long-term…and much more

   16. Disaster Management and Preparedness
By: Thomas D. Schneid and Larry Collins
Order #: 79

Disaster Management and Preparedness details a new and innovative method for preparing
companies and organizations to address the substantial risk of disasters in the workplace. It
encompasses not only the tried-and-true tactics used by safety experts for decades but also
focuses on areas often overlooked during the reactive and postdisaster phases. Technological
progress and terrorist activities have forced safety professionals to rethink their modus operandi
for disaster preparedness and expand their proactive measures to safeguard assets on all levels
and at all times.

   17. Disaster Medicine
By: David E. Hogan, D.O., FACEP and Jonathan L. Burstein, M.D., FACEP
Order #: 29

When disaster strikes, will you and your medical facility be up to the challenge? This is the
question asked and the guidance provided by Hogan and Burstein. This practical text provides a
reference on how to plan for specific disasters, which injuries or illnesses to expect, and which
treatments are appropriate for the victims of these disasters. This timely reference provides:
Situation-specific coverage of preparation needs, A sound clinical approach to anticipated needs,
Practical guidance from experts in disaster medicine, and Citations of scientific studies and
report.

   18. Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and
       Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards
By: Tenner Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, CPNP
Order #: 7

Nursing Continuing Education Credit is available for four modules of this 586-page text. With the
incidence of both natural and intentional disasters, and the number of people affected by such
events on the increase, the importance of disasters as a public health problem is now widely
recognized. This book will serve as an up-to-date course textbook and desk reference for nursing
professionals responsible for preparing their institutions to respond to disasters and for emergency
managers and other decision makers charged with ensuring disasters are well managed. Major
sections include disaster preparedness; disaster management; natural and accidental disasters;
disasters caused by chemical, biological and radiological agents; and special topics.

   19. Disaster Preparedness and Response
By: American Veterinary Medical Association
Order #: 110

The AVMA Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide provides information for preparing
and responding to disasters, and for the implementation of the AVMA Emergency Preparedness
Plan. The AVMA Emergency Preparedness Plan identifies strategies that will enable
veterinarians and animal health technicians to respond to a broad range of emergencies, to
integrate those strategies into the National Disaster Medical System as part of the Federal
Response Plan, and to assist state and local veterinary medical associations in formulating their
emergency preparedness plans. The AVMA Emergency Preparedness Plan provides the
foundation for disaster response by the veterinary profession through the AVMA‟s organizational
structure.

   20. Disaster Response: GIS for Public Safety
By: Gary Amdahl
Order #: 26
Geographic Information Systems, while not providing the means to conquer Mother Nature, does
help us get out of her way and to soften her blows when we cannot. From deciding where to build
new fire stations and in which stations to keep ladder trucks, to monitoring disasters as they
happen, in real time, with only a PC and an internet connection, from mapping wildfires tens of
thousands of acres in size with GPS equipment and a helicopter, to picking up the pieces after a
major earthquake, GIS is making emergency management a faster and more accurate means of
helping people cope. Major topics covered include: Assessing risk, Mapping wildfires, Helping
communities prepare, Allocating resources, Deploying personnel, Monitoring emergencies in real
time, Saving lives, and Protecting Property

   21. Disaster Response: Principles of Preparation and Coordination
By: Erik Auf der Heide, M.D., FACEP
Order #: 23

Dr. Auf der Heide shows the recurrent problems that exist with the delivery of disaster care. In
this book he points out that most failures are system problems. They are the result of actions or
omissions by people at the disaster site, cross disciplinary communication and the failure of
systems put in place for daily operations failing under the pressure of the disaster. Chapter
headings are: The Problem, The Apathy Factor, The “Paper” Plan Syndrome, Disasters are
Different, Inter-Agency Communication, Resource Management, The Incident Command
System, Triage, Communication with the Public, and The Media: Friend or Foe.

   22. Disasters by Design- A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States
By: Dennis S. Mileti
Order #: 101

Disasters by Design offers a way to view, study, and manage hazards in the United States that
will help foster disaster-resilient communities, higher environmental quality, inter- and
intragenerational equity, economic sustainability, and an improved quality of life. The volume
provides an overview of what is known about natural hazards, disasters, recovery, and mitigation;
reveals how research findings have been translated into policies and programs; and advances a
sustainable hazard mitigation research agenda. Also provided is an examination of disaster losses
and hazards management over the past twenty years, including factors-demographic, climatic, and
social- that influence loss. The book summarizes and sets the stage for other more detailed and
topic-specific volumes in the series.

   23. Emergency Preparedness for Facilities - A Guide to Safety Planning and
       Business Continuity
By: David Casavant
Order #: 9

This 308 page practical manual comes with a CD to assist the reader in maximizing the value of
the document. The author provides ample case studies, record keeping and planning aides, and
inventory checklists. Among its eight chapters are ones titled: Creating the Emergency Action
Plan, Practice Makes Perfect: Training and Drills and Post-Event Restoration.

    24. Facing the Unexpected- Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United
       States
By: Kathleen J. Tierney, Michael K. Lindell, and Ronald W. Perry
Order #: 94

Facing the Unexpected presents an overview of the last three decades of research on disaster
preparedness and response in the United States. The authors review diverse theoretical
perspectives and explore how research sheds light on human and organizational behavior in
disasters. They also address how variations in social settings can affect disaster preparedness and
response and suggest ways in which research-based knowledge can help improve disaster
programs.

   25. First Responders Guide to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
By: Jeffrey A. Adams and Stephen Marquette
Order #: 83

The purpose of this book is twofold. It is designed to be a practical, concise “shirt-pocket”
reference for the First Responder who could be called to a site where WMD have been employed.
It is also a primer for the average citizen desiring practical information on threat agents and
procedures for surviving a domestic terrorist attack involving WMD. Unlike other references, this
handbook is designed as a quick reference and overview, and is not intended as a definitive text
on WMD.

   26. Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War
By: Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg and William Broad
Order #: 44

In the wake of the anthrax letters Americans began to grapple with two difficult truths: that there
is no terrorist threat more horrifying than germ warfare and that it would take very little to mount
a devastating attack. In Germs, three veteran reporters draw on top sources inside and outside the
government to expose America‟s strategy for combating this deadly threat. The book features a
look at how germ warfare has been waged throughout history and what form its future might take.
The book reads like a gripping detective story told by fascinating key figures including American
and Soviet medical specialists, FBI agents, the Iraqis and scientist who see ominous
developments on the horizon. It is a work of masterful investigative journalism.

   27. Greek Fire, Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs - Biological and Chemical
       Warfare in the Ancient World
By: Adrienne Mayor
Order #: 43

Flamethrowers, poison gases, incendiary bombs, the large-scale spreading of disease are not new.
They are the weapons of a thousand years ago. Biological and chemical warfare is not new.
Mayor‟s fascinating exploration of their origins draws extraordinary connections between the
mythical worlds and modern methods of war and terrorism. This is the first book to trace
biological and chemical warfare to its ancient root. This 319 page book is eminently readable that
will catapult the reader into a time and place where he / she must contemplate these weapons
devastating consequences.

   28. Hazard Materials Field Guide
By: Armando Bevelacqua and Richard Stilp
Order #: 25
This manual is written specifically for first response personnel, to assist awareness, operations,
and technician level responders. It is organized in flow chart format and includes recognition and
identification information. Hazardous materials, clandestine laboratories, and terrorist
considerations are covered throughout. Each page has a heading to aid in quick reference and
access to contents. This guide also covers common concerns such as placard recognition, tanker
and railcar information, chemical specific odor and toxic thresholds, and chemical specific signs,
symptoms, and treatments.

   29. Introduction to Emergency Management – First Edition
By: George D. Haddow and Jane A. Bullock
Order #: 65

This 275 page book provides a unique and practical insight into the strategies of disaster response
planning and disaster mitigation. Emergency Management, Industrial Health and Safety, and
Security students and professionals will find this an essential resource. The book outlines the
world‟s leading emergency management agency, FEMA, covering its history, organization,
programs, and operations. This book addresses the role of FEMA within the Department of
Homeland Security. The authors explain the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationships that
exist among state and local emergency management systems and other critical partners.

   30. Introduction to Emergency Management – Second Edition
By: George D. Haddow and Jane A. Bullock
Order #: 64

This 408 page book provides a comprehensive understanding of the background, components and
systems involved in the management of disasters and other emergencies. The book details current
practices, strategies, and the key players involved in emergency management within the USA and
around the world. The effects of September 11, 2001 are seen in every chapter. This is a highly
practical and extremely easy to reference text that will serve as a valuable resource for many
years.

   31. JCAHO Guide to Emergency Management -Planning in Health Care
Order #: 56

This 252 page manual is a practical guide to help health care organizations, in multiple settings,
prepare to respond to most emergencies. It provides guidelines for examining existing emergency
plans to identify areas for improvement within the four phases of preparedness: mitigation,
preparedness, response, and recovery. It also offers advice on developing a comprehensive and
practical emergency management plan. The book provides direction on establishing collaborative
community relationships to respond to emergencies, establishing relationships with other health
care organizations, creating effective communication channels within and without the
organization, and training and managing staff to respond to disasters.

   32. Jane’s Chem-Bio Handbook – Second Edition
By: Frederick R. Sidell, M.D., William C. Patrick, III, Thomas R. Dashiell, Ken Alibek,
M.D. and Scott Layne, M.D.
Order #: 5
This 308-page handbook is based on current research and its material is current and valid. Major
sections include: pre-incident planning, on-scene procedures, chemical agents, chemical
treatments, biological agents, biological treatment, as well as post-incident impact and actions.

   33. Jane's Crisis Communications Handbook - First Edition
By: Louis Fernandez and Martin Merzer
Order #: 10

This 229-page handbook is designed to assist organizations and their employees cooperate with
the media and inform, calm and direct the public during an emergency. The Strategic Overview
chapter explains the role of crisis communications, the benefits of effective communications, the
consequences of inadequate communications, the changing security environment, media cycles,
incident-based communications and public and private crisis communications. Other chapters
deal with the subjects of pre-incident media relations, planning procedures, response procedures
checklists, gathering and verifying information, messages and strategy, engaging key
stakeholders, working with the media, and post-incident management.

   34. Jane’s Facility Security Handbook
By: Christopher Kozlow and John Sullivan
Order #: 6

This 320-page handbook is based on current research and its material is current and valid. Major
sections include: terrorism primer, security planning, buildings security, hospitals, educational
institutions, transportation systems, utilities, entertainment facilities, special events and response
to a terrorist incident.

   35. Jane’s Mass Casualty Handbook: Hospital – Emergency Preparedness and
       Response –First Edition
By: Joseph A. Barbera, M.D. and Anthony G. Macintyre, M.D.
Order #: 4

This 344-page handbook is designed to assist healthcare facilities and their personnel prepare for,
respond to and recover from mass casualty incidents. Major section headings include hospital
role, emergency management program, emergency operations plan, explosive and incendiary
casualties, chemical and radiation preparedness, biological events and special situations.

   36. Jane’s Mass Casualty Handbook: Pre-hospital- Emergency Preparedness and
       Response- First Edition
By: Craig DeAtley, PA-C, Susan Allan, MD, JD, MPH, William Hauda, MD, Paul
DeHaven, Ann Stangby, RN, CEM
Order #: 76

Jane’s Mass Casualty Handbook: Pre-hospital is designed to assist responders plan for and
respond to mass casualty incidents of all types. It is not a comprehensive text on the subject.
Rather, it is intended to be a guide and rapidly identifies critical „all hazards‟ planning issues and
presents important action steps and response considerations in a succinct and user-friendly
format. The recommendations are intended to provide practical, realistic, cost-effective, and
useful guidance for multiple situations.
   37. Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ
       Laboratory
By: Michael Christopher Carroll
Order #: 16

Lab 257 blows the lid off the true nature and checkered history of Plum Island, a pork-chop
shaped island nestled near the Hamptons and in the shadow of New York City. This unimposing
840-acre island on the edge of the largest population center in the United States is a ticking
biological time bomb that cannot safely be ignored. This book is based on innumerable
declassified government documents, scores of in-depth interviews, and access to Plum Island
itself. Lab 257 takes the reader deep into the secret world of government germ research and
presents startling revelations including virus outbreaks, biological meltdowns, infected workers
denied assistance in diagnosis, and the periodic flushing of contaminated raw sewage into area
waters. The book shows a side of the US Department of Agriculture, which ran Plum Island for
the last half century, far less wholesome that the food pyramid it promotes. Carroll also discusses
the future of the island under its new owner, the Department of Homeland Security.

   38. Living with Hazards, Dealing With Disasters - An Introduction to Emergency
       Management
By: William L. Waugh, Jr.
Order #: 22

This is a concise introduction to emergency management, the emerging profession dealing with
disasters from floods and earthquakes to terrorist attacks. Topics include: the history of
emergency management, the organization of emergency management systems, managing natural
disorders, managing man-made disasters, policy issues, and disaster management in the 21st
Century. Twenty case studies illustrate the handling of actual disasters. Discussion questions and
guides to on-line information sources facilitate the books use in training situations.

   39. Living Terrors - What America Needs to Know to Survive the Coming
       Bioterrorist Catastrophe
By: Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH and John Schwartz
Order #: 37

A deadly cloud of powered anthrax spores settles unnoticed over a crowded sporting event … A
school lunch is infected with a drug-resistant strain of E. coli … Thousands in a bustling mall
inhale a lethal mist of smallpox … Dr. Osterholm knows the horrifying scenarios he describes.
One of the nations leading experts on bioterrorism sounds a wake-up call to the terrifying
potential of biological attack and America‟s lack of preparedness.
He demonstrates the havoc these silent killers can wreak, exposes the ease with which they can be
deployed, and asks probing questions about our ability to respond. Are most family or emergency
room doctors able to correctly diagnose and treat anthrax, smallpox, and other potential terrorist
agents? Is the government developing the appropriate vaccines and treatments? The answers are
in this impeccably researched book. And more important, it presents an insider‟s prescription for
change.

   40. Mapping Vulnerability- Disasters, Development & People
Edited by: Greg Bankoff, Georg Frerks, and Dorothea Hilhorst
Order #: 82

The key to understanding the causes of disasters and mitigating their impacts is the concept of
„vulnerability.‟ Mapping Vulnerability analyses this concept as central to the way we understand
disasters and their magnitude and impact. Written and edited by a distinguished group of disaster
scholars and practitioners, this book is a counterbalance to those technocratic approaches that
limit themselves to simply looking at disasters as natural phenomena.

   41. Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook - Sixth Edition April
       2005
By: US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
Order #: 24A

This manual affectionately known as the “Blue Book” has been distributed to over 180,000
military and civilian healthcare providers since originally published in 1993. This 236-page
handbook has been revised and updated. New chapters on plague and viral hemorrhagic fevers
have been added as well as two new appendices on the use of investigational new drugs (IND)
and antibiotic and vaccine considerations in special populations. Major section headings include:
Introduction, Bacterial Agents, Viral Agents, Biological Toxins, Emerging Threats & Future
Biological Weapons, Detection, Protection, Decontamination, and Appendix A-N.

   42. Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook - Fourth Edition
       February 2001
By: US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
Order #: 24B

This manual affectionately known as the “Blue Book” has been distributed to military and
civilian healthcare providers since originally published in 1993. This 165-page handbook has new
chapters on melioidosis, the medical management of a biological attack, and the use of
epidemiologic clues in determining whether an outbreak might be intentionally spread. Major
section headings include: Introduction, Bacterial Agents, Viral Agents, Biological Toxins,
Detection, Personal Protection, Decontamination, and Appendix A-K.

   43. Medical Management of Chemical Casualties Handbook – Third Edition
              Chemical Casualty Care Division
By: USAMRICD
Order #: 2 (2 copies on hand)

This 281-page handbook presents a topic which is not popular but is essential in today‟s crisis
plagued environment. Ignorance by health care providers of the effects of chemical agents or the
medical defense against them is no longer excusable. The purpose of this handbook is to provide
medical personnel in the field a concise, pocket-sized reference source for the medical
management of chemical casualties. Topics include: pulmonary agents, cyanide, vesicants, nerve
agents, incapacitating agents, riot-control agents, decontamination, casualty management and
chemical defense.

   44. Medical Management of Radiological Casualties Handbook – First Edition
       Military Medical Operations Office
By: Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
Order #: 3

This 137-page handbook presents a topic which is not popular but is essential in today‟s crisis
plagued environment. Medical defense against radiological warfare is one of the least emphasized
aspects of medical education. Unfortunately, the proliferation on nuclear materials and
technology has made the acquisition and use of ionizing radiation more probable than ever.
Topics covered include: high-dose radiation situations, radiation dispersal devices, industrial
contamination situations and operational aspects of medical response.

   45. Methods of Disaster Research
By: Robert A. Stallings
Order #: 57

The methods of disaster research are indistinguishable from those used throughout social
sciences. Yet these methods must be applied under unique circumstances. Researchers new to the
field need to understand how the disaster context affects the application of methods to the
research. This volume, written by some of the world‟s leading specialists in disaster research,
provides for the first time a primer on disaster research methods. Among the topics covered are
qualitative field studies, simulations, and historical methods; and newer tools utilizing geographic
information systems (GIS), the Internet, and economic modeling.

   46. National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Order #: 68

Published in March, 2004 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
NIMS is a result of the President's "Homeland Security Presidential Directive" (HSPD) #5,
"Management of Domestic Incidents". HSPD #5 requires that nationwide organizations and
systems adopt incident management into their emergency plans. (IRHA is incorporating Incident
Management into RHCs' emergency management programs).

   47. Natural Disaster Mitigation- Recasting Disaster Policy and Planning
By: David R. Godschalk, Timothy Beatley, Philip Berke, David J. Brower, and Edward J.
Kaiser
Order #: 104

Natural Hazard Mitigation describes and analyzes the way that hazard mitigation has been
carried out in the United States under our national disaster law, the Robert T. Stafford Disaster
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. The book is an informative and eye-opening examination
for planners, policymakers, students of planning and geography, and professionals working for
government agencies that deal with natural hazards.

   48. OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims from Mass
       Casualty Incidents Involving Release of Hazardous Substances
Order #: 95

Published in December, 2004 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). All
healthcare organizations/agencies that treat patients are influenced by OSHA. Although this text
focuses on hospitals, it addresses many issues relevant to RHC's. The text may be of particular
use to RHCs vulnerable to hazardous substances, e.g. industry, farm-related, rail, etc.

   49. PDR Guide to Biological and Chemical Warfare Response- First Edition
Foreword by: John G. Bartlett, M.D.
Order #: 17

This book is designed for physicians and other healthcare providers faced with diagnosing and
countering the consequences of terrorist attacks. It provides the telltale signs and symptoms
caused by over 50 biological and chemical agents, with recommended treatments for each. Data
within this 404-page manual is drawn from toxicological data maintained by Micromedex, Inc.,
the world‟s leading source of information on toxic substances and appropriate treatments.

   50. Plague Wars (The Terrifying Reality of Biological Warfare)
By: Tom Mangold and Jeff Goldberg
Order #: 15

There is a unique ethical repugnance about biological warfare. Yet to a terrorist or a rogue nation,
biological weapons are cheap, efficient, unselective, and here. This book concentrates on three
nation states, Russia, Iraq, and South Africa. It shows how these nations have undermined and
corrupted honorable men‟s attempts to control the outbreak of biological agents. Chemical
warfare is not included in this analysis.

   51. Preparing Nurses for Disaster Management
By: Joanne C. Langan and Dotti C. James
Order #: 28

Nurses are expected to provide skilled, competent care even after a disaster. This comprehensive
resource prepares nurses, nursing students, and administrators to provide that care to victims of
natural disasters, as well as disasters caused by biological, chemical or radiological agents. It
offers vital information on planning, response implementation and management of casualties. It
provides guidance on post-disaster restoration, treatment of psychological effects of disasters and
caring for children and other vulnerable populations. It features step-by-step procedures that
compile accepted responses protocols for a variety of situations. It provides extensive lists of
CDC protocols. It has story boxes and case studies to enrich the text.

   52. Principles of Emergency Planning and Management
By: David Alexander
Order #: 20

This 340-page book is a concise yet comprehensive and systematic primer on how to prepare for
disaster. It provides an introduction to the methods, procedures, protocols and strategies of
emergency planning, with emphasis on situations in industrialized countries and the local level of
organization. The focus is on general principles applicable in many settings. This book is
designed as a reference source and manual from which the new generation emergency planner
and manager can extract ideas and pro-forma methodologies to help design and implement
emergency plans.

   53. Public Health Issues in Disaster Preparedness- Focus on Bioterrorism
Edited by: Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH and John S. Marr, MD, MPH
Order #: 77 (2 copies on hand)

The contents of this volume are essential to all those concerned with public health and safety. Its
recommendations are detailed and experience-based. The technical aspects of bioterrorism agents
are outlined and the planning and communication elements necessary to reduce the risk to our
population are described. Authorities contributing to these works are experts at the national, state
and local levels. Contributors include those involved in the remarkable planning done in New
York City to address there problems. Environmental, Emergency Medical Services and protocols
for disaster response are included. Attention to the mental health concomitants of disaster are
addressed in detail.

   54. Public Health Management of Disasters - The Practice Guide
By: Linda Young Landesman, DrPH, MSW
Order #: 18

This is a scholarly addition to the evolving body of disaster medicine literature. It will serve as an
invaluable desk reference for not only healthcare professionals but for emergency managers,
government officials and community decision-makers. This text explores disasters from a public
health perspective, examining systems and populations. The author marries public health and
emergency management in a manner that allows the reader in tackling the myriad of disasters,
regardless of type or source.

   55. Quick Selection Guide to Chemical Protective Clothing- Fourth Edition
By: Kristen Forsberg and S.Z. Mansdorf
Order #: 74

This Fourth Edition of the Quick Selection Guide to Chemical Protective Clothing has been
revised significantly, including 100 new chemicals and approximately 1000 more selection
recommendations compared to previous editions. The color-coded tables of recommendations
containing 16 representative protective clothing materials have been updated by replacing two of
the barriers. The best-selling pocket guide now includes 700 chemicals, additional synonyms,
CAS numbers, risk codes and special notations to alert the user. A section on chemical warfare
agents and selection recommendations of protective clothing against chemical warfare agents,
have also been added in this edition. This is an essential guide for spill responders, safety
engineers, industrial hygienists, chemists and chemical engineers, purchase agents, sales people,
and workers in all industries.

   56. Reusability of Facemasks During an Influenza Pandemic- Facing the Flu
By: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Order #: 109

Pandemic influenza is a serious threat for which public health emergency preparations are in high
gear. Although the time at which a pandemic might arrive is unknown, most public health
officials hold the opinion that the world is overdue for such an event. Measures to decrease
person-to-person contact, improve treatment, and provide vaccine or antiviral drug prophylaxis
are all important strategies to mitigate the impact of a pandemic. Even though the use of
respirators and medical masks provides a secondary nonpharmacological means of preventing or
slowing influenza transmission, such measures are widely considered an intervention of last
resort. This report address the reuse of respirators and medical masks as a means of preventing or
slowing influenza transmission during a pandemic should there be an insufficient supply of new
respirators and masks available to those who need them.

   57. Rosen & Barkin's 5-minute Emergency Medicine Consult - Second Edition
By: Jeffrey Schaider, MD, Stephen R. Hayden, MD, Richard Wolfe, MD, Roger M.
Barkin, MD, Peter Rosen, MD
Order #: 30

This 1292 page volume is thoroughly updated to reflect the latest improvements in patient care.
This best-selling reference delivers even more of the life-saving information an emergency
practitioner needs. The text contains practical and authoritative information on over 600 clinical
problems. Each is presented in a proven, rapid-access two-page outline format that is perfect for
on-the-spot consultation or preparation of procedures for later reference. There are detailed
entries on each disorder, including clinical presentation, pre-hospital, diagnosis, treatment,
disposition, and ICD-9/10 coding. Helpful icons are included that enable the reader to quickly
spot the information needed. Vital information on differential diagnosis is provided to quickly
pinpoint the causes for specific presentations. New topics included in the second edition include:
Reperfusion Therapy, Anthrax, Plague, Smallpox, Amebiasis, Diabetes Insipidus, Streptococcal
Disease, and more.

   58. Saddam’s Bombmaker
By: Khidhir Hamza with Jeff Stein
Order #: 12

This white-knuckle thriller tells the true story of Khidhir Hamza who spent twenty years
developing Iraq‟s atomic weapons program. He recounts his life in Saddam Hussein‟s inner circle
and his daring flight to the West. Dr. Hamza is the only defector who has lived to writes first
hand portrait on Iraq ruled by a volatile and brutal leader. He details Saddam‟s drunken rages, his
women, his cold-blooded murder of underlings, and his unrivaled power. The book presents Dr.
Hamza‟s flight across three continents and his encounter with skeptical CIA agents. This
intriguing book gives the reader a glimpse into the mind of terrorist we of necessity must face.


   59. Secret Agents - The Menace of Emerging Infections
By: Madeline Drexler
Order #: 11

This is as timely as it is urgent. Veteran science journalist, Madeline Drexler, delivers a well-
researched book in a compelling report about today‟s ominous infectious disease threats. She
focuses on a different disease danger in each chapter – from the looming risk of a lethal influenza
pandemic to in-depth information on the perils of bioterrorism. The author takes the reader to the
front lines with scientists racing to catch nearly invisible adversaries with speed and guile. She
uses research and history to paint the story of the microbial agents all around us waiting to
pounce if we are careless.

   60. Terrorism and Disaster Management - Preparing Healthcare Leaders for the
       New Reality
By: K. Joanne McGlown, PhD, MHHA, RN, CHE
Order #: 8
This book is written for the healthcare administrator, manager, or leader responsible for preparing
his or her facility, employees, and staff for disaster response. The chapters focus on planning and
preparedness, with a special emphasis on issues of terrorism. This 343-page book is easily read
with helpful appendix, tables, graphs and visuals. Chapters include the following topics, among
others: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Disaster Situations, Availability of Disaster
Assistance from FEMA, and Lessons from the Israeli Experience.

   61. Terrorism- Strategies for Intervention
Edited by: Harold V. Hall, PhD, ABPP
Order # 100

This book provides a sophisticated understanding to terrorism‟s various forms. However, it is
particularly relevant in the post 9-11 world. Readers will learn about complex individual motives
that combine with the motives of larger terror-spreading forces to produce social impacts. It is an
important and constructive commentary on world terrorism dynamics.

   62. Terrorists, Victims, and Society: Psychological Perspectives on Terrorism and
       its Consequences
By: Andrew Silke
Order #: 40

Mr. Silke has gathered contributions from psychologists and psychiatrists with direct experience
in researching terrorism, have met with terrorists and their victims, and with those responsible for
combating and responding to terrorism. The result is a 275-page volume that provides a clear and
well-informed account of what psychology has learned in the past thirty years about issues
relating to terrorism. It also demonstrates how one branch of science can provide a powerful tool
for insight and guidance on one of the most challenging problems facing us today. This is
essential reading for professionals in security, mental health providers, and students in all
healthcare professions.

   63. The Anthrax Letters (A Medical Detective Story)
By: Leonard A. Cole
Order #: 14

This work of Non-Fiction is fast paced and riveting. It provides a minute-by-minute chronicle of
the October 2001 anthrax attacks. But he does more than recount history. He uncovers the story
of how scientists, doctors and researchers perform life-saving work under immense pressure and
public scrutiny. This book shows not only how vulnerable we were in 2001 but also how critical
scientific research promises to strengthen our ability to address the challenges of a 21st Century
world.

   64. The Biology of Doom: The History of America's Secret Germ Warfare Project
By: Ed Regis, PhD
Order #: 41

This book exposes the true story of America‟s secret program to create biological weapons of
mass destruction. From anthrax to botulism, from smallpox to Ebola, the threat of biological
destruction is rapidly over taking our collective fear of atomic weapons. This book traces our
covert program from its origins in World War II to its abrupt cancellation in 1969. In light of our
stance in the world today, this story is both fascinating and shocking. The project, at its peak,
employed 5,000 people and tested pathogens on 2,000 live human volunteers, conducted open-air
tests on American soil, sprayed our cities with bacterial aerosols, and stockpiled millions of
bacterial bombs for possible deployment.
   65. The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
By: Laurie Garrett
Order #: 33

This 750-page book provides the shocking story of how and why we are losing the war against
infectious diseases, and what must be done to stop them. Changing social and environmental
conditions around the world have fostered the spread of new and potentially devastating viruses
and diseases. Laurie Garrett takes the reader on a fifty-year journey through the battle with
microbes and examines the worldwide conditions that have culminated in recent outbreaks of
newly discovered diseases, epidemics of diseases migrating to new areas, and mutated old
diseases that are no longer curable. She argues it is not too late to take action to prevent the
further onslaught of viruses and microbes, and offers possible solutions for a healthier future.

   66. The Demon in the Freezer
By: Richard Preston
Order #: 36

Mr. Preston presents the true story of how a terror was unleashed on an unsuspecting world.
Modern science scored a major victory in 1979 when the devastating smallpox virus was purged
from the planet. In the interest of research, two stores were kept: one at the CDC in Atlanta and
one at the Russian virology institute. But the demon in the freezer has been set loose. Terrorist
nations such as North Korea almost certainly have hidden illegal stocks of the deadly virus. The
author relates the fascinating story of the eradication of smallpox and introduces the reader to
some of the most sophisticated scientific minds in America. On the front lines of the fight to
protect our citizens is virologist Peter Jahrling. He is leading a team of scientist in controversial,
and successful, experiments with live smallpox, reawakening the virus at the CDC, and seeking to
find a cure. The story of his trials and triumphs are set against the backdrop of the virus‟s history
and frame Mr. Preston‟s cutting edge analysis of the future of biodefense in America.

   67. The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story
By: Richard Preston
Order #: 38

This book describes events occurring between 1967 and 1993 in a fictionalized account of what
could happen if a highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly
appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. Few survive. A secret military
SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak. While the story is
fictionalized the impact is real and the challenges posed deserve serious thought.

   68. The New Terror: Facing the Threat of Biological and Chemical Weapons
By: Sidney D. Drell, Abraham D. Sofaer, and George D. Wilson
Order #: 42
The growing and imminent threat of biological and chemical weapons (BCW) has created the
threat of terrorist attack, whether by nation states or terrorist organizations. The New Terror takes
a hard look at the most pressing BCW issues facing the international community and the realistic
options for preventing, defending against, and mitigating the effects of these weapons. The expert
contributors conclude that, although the BCW threat cannot be eliminated, constructive steps in
five essential areas – intelligence, research, inspections, consequence management, and defense –
can reduce the dangers and consequences of BCW. Much can be done to prepare. The New
Terror provides the information we need to begin the process.

   69. The Vulnerability of Cities- Natural Disasters and Social Resilience
By: Mark Pelling
Order #: 98

When disaster strikes in cities the effects can be catastrophic compared to other environments.
But what factors actually determine the vulnerability or resilience of cities? The Vulnerability of
Cities fills a vital gap in disaster studies by examining the too-often overlooked impact of
disasters on cities, the condition leading to high losses from urban disasters and why some
households and communities withstand disaster more effectively than others.

   70. Understanding Terrorism and Managing the Consequences
By: Paul M. Maniscalco, MPA, PhD(c), EMT-P and Hank T. Christen, MPH, EMT-B
Order #: 32

This 556-page book is specifically written for the emergency community. It is the first to: Discuss
tactical violence and information warfare as significant threats to emergency responders, Address
weapons of mass effect as opposed to mass destruction, Direct emphasis on consequence
response and scene safety, and Include simulations that can be assigned as student projects. It is
an effective on-scene resource and a comprehensive instructional guide. It is appropriate for
emergency planners at all levels. The book provides detailed safety procedures for emergency
responders and outlines procedures to insure coordinated and effective response. It is a significant
contribution to the knowledge base relating to survival skills.

   71. Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World
By: C.J. Peters, MD and Mark Olshaker
Order #: 39

This is an autobiographical and scientific book. The former Chief of Special Pathogens at the
CDC and the commander of the army virology unit that battled Ebola in the Hot Zone has a story
to tell. Dr, C.J. Peters has been on the front line of our biological war for three decades. He has
learned countless lessons about our interspecies turf wars with infectious agent. He was called in
to contain an outbreak of deadly hemorrhagic fever in Bolivia and he confronted the despair of
trying to save a colleague who accidentally infected himself with an errant scalpel. Working in
Level 4 labs he shows time and again why high-tech biohazard containment equipment is only as
safe as the people who use it. With new, emerging viruses, and the return of vanquished ones for
which no vaccines exist, the real potential exists for a new epidemic that could, without proper
surveillance and early intervention, spread worldwide virtually overnight. And the possibility a
foreign country or terrorist group might use the “poor man‟s nuclear arsenal” looms large. This is
a thrilling first hand account of what it is like to be a warrior in the Hot Zone.
   72. Virus X: Tracking the New Killer Plagues
By: Frank Ryan, MD
Order #: 35

Virus X is meticulously researched. Dr Ryan delves into the science with bracing ideas about
coevolution, symbiosis, and life‟s global web. Today‟s newspapers are full of articles about new
plagues and viruses, AIDS, Ebola, Mad cow disease, Flesh-eating viruses. Even old plagues like
TB, cholera, malaria, bubonic plague are making a comeback. Where do these viruses come
from? Could there be a lethal and incurable Virus X lurking in our future that spreads as easily as
the common cold? Dr Ryan presents a radical new theory about the origin of deadly microbes that
takes the reader into the “hot zones” of today‟s most dangerous outbreaks, as well as the research
labs and hospitals where doctors and scientist risk their lives trying to control them.

   73. What Is A Disaster?
Edited by: E.L. Quarantelli
Order #: 103

In, What is a Disaster?, social science disaster researchers from six different disciplines advance
their views on what a disaster is, giving reasons for taking different perspectives, and suggesting
the implications for taking one view over another. Clashes in conceptions are highlighted through
the book‟s unique juxtaposition of the authors‟ separately advanced views. A reaction paper to
each set of views is presented by an experienced disaster researcher; in turn, the original authors
provide a response to what has been said about their views in the final reaction papers.

   74. Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge
By: Alan M. Dershowitz
Order #: 34

One of America‟s most outspoken and sometimes controversial defenders of civil liberties
presents in this work measures that will prevent terrorism and still uphold our legal, moral, and
humanitarian values. He believes terrorism thrives, not because it is a response to repression and
desperation, but because it works. He understands but does not justify terrorist acts. He seeks to
provide a road map for dealing with the issue while maintaining the essential elements of what
makes America great.

   75. Yellow Rain - A Journey Through the Terror of Chemical Warfare
By: Sterling Seagrave
Order #: 45

Most people believe the use of chemical weapons began and ended in the fields of France during
World War I, with masked doughboys dying in the trenches. The truth is the development of
chemical weapons has never stopped. Journalist Sterling Seagrave spent four years discovering
the truth about these terrible poisons. In this book he reveals how the 1969 ban on chemical
weapons signed by President Nixon was circumvented, how the Soviet Union employed third-
generation chemical weapons in Laos, Afghanistan, and the Middle East, and the international
strategies NATO countries have employed to keep these weapons at the ready.
Journals
Homeland Defense Journal
Order #: 54

This journal is maintained in the resource center. Inquire as to the availability of the specific issue
of interest.

Natural Hazards Observer
Order #: 67


CD DVD              VHS
Avian Influenza CD
By: Indiana MAPHTC
Order #: 47

This training CD was produced in cooperation with CDC, WHO, ADPH and NCCPHP.

Biological Weapons and Terrorism 2 CD-ROM Set
Order#: 80

This CD-ROM introduces a complete guide of biological weapons and terrorism from 2004. It
looks as Anthrax, Botulism, Plague, Q Fever, Ricin, Smallpox, Tularemia, Ebold, Monkeypox,
and other toxins. Emergency plans and medical treatment are other topics looked at.

BioterroRisk CD
By: Indiana MAPHTC
Order #: 46

Topics on this training CD include: BT and Preparedness Basics, BT and Chemical Agents,
Preparedness Competencies, Hysteria, and Case Studies. The CD contains discipline related
information for Dentists, Physicians, Lab Professionals and Public Health Professionals.

Bioterrorism for Healthcare - Are You Ready? DVD
By: Medfilms, Inc
Order #: 69

This 13 minute video is perfect for providing JCAHO and HRSA training. Viewers will see the
difference between: Cutaneous anthrax and a spider bite, Inhalation anthrax and the flu, Smallpox
and chickenpox, and Botulism and other paralyzing ailments. All these diseases can be managed
with existing infection control procedures. Biological weapons are frightening. Viewers will learn
how to minimize patient and public anxiety.
Bioterrorism in the U.S. DVD
By: CTYERGY
Order #: 107

This short course provides a review of critical issues facing public health agencies, emergency
service and response teams, hospitals, and disaster management planners. Presented by expert
pathologist Dr. Marc Mattix, Bioterrorism in the U.S. discusses biowarfare tactics, reviews
infectious agents used in bioterrorism, and presents a framework for intra- and inter-agency
response planning to bioterrorist threats and attacks.

Bioterrorism Preparedness: High-Priority Agents DVD
By: Health and Science Television Network
Order #: 96

Bioterrorism preparedness is part of all our lives now and can mean the difference between life
and death. Are you ready? This program, part one of a two-part series helps the learner prepare
for a bioterrorism incident by covering information on the clues to a bioterrorism attack, and the
signs, symptoms and transmission modes of high-priority agents.

Confessions of a Germ: Influenza DVD
By: Discovery Channel University
Order #: 97

This program lets influenza speak for itself, presenting its history and describing its methods of
mutation and transmission from fowl to pigs to humans. Computer graphics, newsreel footage,
and dramatizations help illustrate the deadly power of the virus, using examples such as the
pandemic of 1918 that claimed nearly 40 million lives. (51 minutes in length)

Disaster Preparedness DVD
By: Medfilms, Inc.
Order #: 70

This 11 minute video introduces disaster planning by recounting the crash of United 232 and its
impact on two Midwestern hospitals. Employees will see why disaster plans and exercises are
important. Most importantly, they will understand why they must know their role ahead of time.
The video presents an orientation to both internal and external disasters.

Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) CD-ROM – 2nd Edition
By: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Order #: 93

This CD is a comprehensive collection from 1995-2004 with accurate, detailed information on
dozens of serious virus and bacteria illnesses: SARS, Hantavirus, Influenza, AIDS, Malaria, TB,
Bioterrorism, Smallpox, Anthrax, Vaccines Lyme Disease, Rabies, West Nile Virus, Pox,
Hemorrhagic Fevers, Ebola, and Encephalitis. Plus: A complete guide to the DOD GLOBAL
EMERGING INFECTIONS SYSTEM (GEIS).
Fire Safety and Extinguishers DVD
By: Medfilms, Inc.
Order #: 71

This 10 minute video provides required fire training and is engaging and concise. Viewers learn
six precautions for preventing fires, what to do in case of a fire and how to use a fire extinguisher.
Employees will also see that fire safety inspections play a valuable role in your safety program.
Fires can double in size every two minutes. The video teaches the RACE acronym: Rescue,
Alarm, Contain, Extinguish. For fire extinguishers it uses the PASS acronym: Pull the pin, Aim
the nozzle, Squeeze, and Sweep.

Hazard Communication DVD
By: Medfilms, Inc.
Order #: 63

This Best in Category 10 minute DVD is for all hospital employees. Viewers will learn how to
use the product label to identify hazardous materials. They will learn to use the product or
chemical name to locate the MSDS. They will learn how to use MSDS without becoming bogged
down in technical details. The program depicts typical hospital situations and holds the viewers
attention. It clearly shows the organization‟s safety concern for its employees.

HEICS Hospital Emergency Incident Command System DVD
By: Medfilms, Inc.
Order #: 61

This 11 minute NIMS training film is DVD is for all employees who need a basic familiarity with
ICS. They should know how they will be notified of an emergency and were to report. Viewers
will understand that ICS helps hospitals integrate with the community emergency operations. The
DVD provides insight into the acronyms used by emergency workers and it makes HEICS
training interesting and motivating. It is a perfect introduction for more advanced training.

Investigative Reports: Bioterrorism
By: A&E Home Video
Order #: 108

Methamphetamine Awareness Kit
By: Indiana MAPHTC
Order #: 60

Radiological Terrorism for Healthcare DVD
By: Medfilms
Order #: 62

This 13 minute DVD is the first of its kind to explain radiological incidents to ordinary healthcare
workers. This video begins by telling the story of the 1987 incident where cesium 137
contaminated houses in Goi nia, Brazil. Between 110,000 and 140,000 worried-well
overwhelmed the city‟s healthcare services. Some had psychogenic symptoms, which mimicked
acute radiation sickness. This video puts the risk of a radiological incident in perspective and
presents basic safety procedures. It also prepares healthcare workers to deal with the
psychological consequences of an incident, whether transportation, military or reactor based.

Recipe for Success in Food Safety and Defense
By: Indiana MAPHTC
Order #: 59

This CD contains info on Indiana retail food defense, emergence response procedures, value-
added foods, private drinking water, latest FDA news, door-to-door meat sales, pest control in
retail establishments, foodborne disease update, food handler certificate, inspection procedures,
lead contamination, reduced oxygen packaging and more.

Residential Shelter in Place – Fountain, Parke and Vermillion Counties
Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program VCR Tape
Order #: 49

This video which was produced under the auspices of ORNL / FEMA has a run time of 13:30
minutes and is close captioned.

WMD Guides for First Responders
Order #: 92

21st Century Complete Guide to Bioterrorism, Biological and Chemical Weapons,
Germs and Germ Warfare, Nuclear and Radiation Terrorism CD-ROM
Order #: 85

Includes military manuals and Federal documents with practical emergency plans, protective
measures, medical treatment, and survival imformation.

21st Century Complete Guide to Bombs and Explosives CD-ROM
By: Defense Department, Energy Department, ATF, Justice Department, FEMA
Order #: 58

This essential reference series is reproduced on this CD-ROM using Adobe Acrobat PDF file
format.




Equipment
Phillips Portable DVD Player
Order #: 66
Guides & Handouts

Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
By: FEMA
Order #: 52

This 206-page manual was prepared for direct dissemination to the public. The guide was
developed to help citizens learn how to protect themselves and their families from all types of
hazards. It can be used as a reference source or a step-by-step manual. The content focuses on
how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before,
during, and after a disaster. Also included is information on how to assemble a disaster supplies
kit that contains adequate food, water, and other supplies to permit survival following a disaster.
Section headings include: Basic Preparedness, Natural Hazards, Technological Hazards,
Terrorism, and Recovering from Disaster.

Communicable Disease Reporting Rule for Physicians, Hospitals, and Laboratories
By: Indiana State Department of Health
Order #: 53

This 53-page manual provides the state‟s reporting rules as of October 11, 2000.

Managing Farm Emergencies
By: Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service
Order #: 50

This 14-page bi-fold guide is intended as a handy guide for the farm family. It provides a
checklist of things to do immediately following a farm incident and guides the farmer, as the
resident expert through critical action steps to take before external help arrives. It specifically
discusses barn fires, vehicular fire, equipment safety, and farm chemicals. It provides a planning
guide for emergencies and contacts for more information.

Pocket Guides for Biological, Chemical, and Ionizing Radiation Terrorism plus Blasts
and Explosions
By: Department of Veterans Affairs
Order #: 48

These four laminated pocket guides are for use by field personnel. They provide bulleted points to
diagnose the threat, critical information on managing the situation, confirmation procedures,
sources of assistance, decontamination considerations and institutional / public health reporting
information.

Rural Security Planning – Protecting Family, Friends, and Farm
By: Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service
Order #: 51
This 44-page tells what to do to keep vandals, extremists, or terrorists from sending you reeling.
It presents a plan to act now to minimize the risk of being victimized. It also presents practical
information on the common threats encountered on the farm, e.g., fire and tornado. It presents
practical topics such as insurance coverage and rural addressing. The book provides a practical
plan for mapping your area and identifying vulnerabilities.



Pamphlets
Order #: 55

A variety of pamphlets are available free of charge on a first come first served basis.
They include:
       Anthrax – Public Health Information           Indiana State Department of Health
       Plague – Public Health Information            Indiana State Department of Health
       Radioactivity - Public Health Information Indiana State Department of Health
       VX - Public Health Information                Indiana State Department of Health
       Sarin - Public Health Information             Indiana State Department of Health
       Ricin - Public Health Information             Indiana State Department of Health
       Smallpox - Public Health Information          Indiana State Department of Health
       Tularemia - Public Health Information         Indiana State Department of Health
       Cyanide - Public Health Information           Indiana State Department of Health
       Botulism - Public Health Information          Indiana State Department of Health
       Plan and Get Ready – Flood                    American Red Cross
       Plan and Get Ready – Earthquake               American Red Cross
       Plan and Get Ready – Firm                     American Red Cross
       Plan and Get Ready – Tornado                  American Red Cross
       Your Family Disaster Plan                     FEMA and American Red Cross
       Your Family Disaster Supplies Kit             FEMA and American Red Cross
       Food & Water in an Emergency                  FEMA and American Red Cross
       Terrorism Fear, Fiction Facts                 CDC Public Response Service
       Don‟t Wait Until It‟s Too Late – Pet Guide Merck AgVet & IN Vet Med Assn
       Preparing your Business for the Unthinkable American Red Cross
       Terrorism – Preparing for the Unexpected American Red Cross

								
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