Secondary Device Dangers and Reactions


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Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). (2003). Safety and health guides: Secondary explosive devices guide. Retrieved from… (2004). FBI warns of secondary explosive devices. Retrieved from….

For your main post:

  • Describe possible protocols for searching, evacuation, and preservation of the scene.
  • Develop a plan for responses to typical human reactions in themselves and others (fear, action, compliance) in an emergency that might include a secondary device.



Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). (2004). Hurricane Pam exercise concludes. Retrieved from…

Siegel, R. (2005, September 1). New Orleans’ previous plans for hurricanes [Radio broadcast]. In National Public Radio, All Things Considered. Retrieved from…

In your main post, continuing with a focus on preparedness and moving on toward mitigation, complete the following:

  • Create a short scenario (no more than two paragraphs) of a critical incident that might take place in your region.
  • Describe your preparedness planning, referencing the scenario.
  • Explain your early thoughts on mitigation should such an incident occur in your region.


Continuing with the same scenario you created for the Tabletop Exercise discussion in this unit, your emphasis in this discussion is on how you will plan to successfully implement a vertical evacuation.

In your main post:

  • Provide a rationale for why the location you have chosen is appropriate. For example, is the structure strong enough for the envisioned use?
  • Determine whether there is enough capacity in the structure to contain the predicted number of people who will need protection.
  • Suggest a way to provide informed “shelter supervisors” for your chosen site.
  • Explain why it is important to estimate the length of time protection will be necessary.
  • Summarize ways to implement an orderly movement of appropriate numbers of people from threatened areas to the chosen location.