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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 region’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 region’s quality of life and continuing economic development.

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