Terrorism

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    CMCCD, like any other school campus, could come under terrorist attack. Any individual or group that has both the motive and ability can perpetrate an act of terrorism. Terrorist events are intended to cause damage, inflict harm, and possibly kill. Terrorists will go to great lengths to make sure the event has the intended impact. 

     

    THERE ARE FIVE CATEGORIES OF TERRORISM:

    • Chemical

    • Biological

    • Radiological

    • Nuclear

    • Explosive.

    The acronym C-BRNE is a simple way to remember these categories.

     

    THERE ARE FOUR ROUTES OF ENTRY:

    • Inhalation

    • Absorption

    • Ingestion

    • Injection

    THE BEST EMERGENCY PROCEDURE:

    • Minimize exposure

    WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF A C-BRNE ATTACK:

    • Shelter-in-place until ordered to evacuate by campus officials.

    • Close all doors to the outside.

    • Close and Iock all windows.

    • Use tape, plastic food wrapping, wax paper, or aluminum foil to cover and seal fan grilles and other openings to the outside.

    • Ventilation systems should be turned off or set to 100% re-circulation so no outside air is drawn into the building.

    • Turn off all heating and air-conditioning systems and switch inlets to "closed" position.

    • Close as many internal doors as possible.

    • If gases or vapors begin to affect your breathing, hold a wet cloth over your nose and mouth.

    • DO NOT panic or worry that there will be enough air to breathe. It is highly unlikely this would happen in normal buildings.

    • Remember that the best emergency procedure is to minimize your exposure through inhalation, absorption, ingestion, or injection (from flying projectiles.)

    • Await instructions from Security or other campus/emergency officials.