While U.S. Military forces are well-trained and capable of responding to a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) attack, the safety of their dependents and our DOD civilian workforce remains a concern. If a military base with dependents were attacked, it is doubtful the family members or civilian employees would know what immediate actions to take. By not managing such an attack properly, contamination could be spread around a base and the base medical facilities could be overwhelmed by the "worried well."
To address this concern, the CTNSP Life Sciences Office created Coping with an Attack, A Quick Guide to Dealing with Biological, Chemical and 'Dirty Bomb' Attacks, an easy-to-read poster that can be hung on bulletin boards in military and civilian offices and refrigerator doors at home. The poster consists of simple matrices describing immediate actions to take in case of a biological, chemical, or "dirty bomb" attack, plus answers to frequently asked questions. This poster can be reproduced locally and adopted for use by any local, state, federal agency, as well as non-governmental organizations.