Emergency Services In Homeland Security: Vulnerability and Infrastruture Dependence Assessment
Frederick Krimgold, Keith Critchlow and Natasha Udu-gama
NATO Security through Science Series
The National Capital Region (NCR) is recognized as a leading target for terrorist attack. The emergency services sector (ESS) is our first line of defense: local police, fire and rescue, emergency medical services, public health departments, and public works departments. This sector is critical to the regionâ€™s ability to detect, prevent, respond to, and recover from disaster or terrorist attack. This capability, vital to the security of residents, is also required for maintaining the regionâ€™s quality of life and continuing economic development.