First Hours: Terrorism Emergencies
COMMUNICATING IN THE FIRST HOURS
This section includes various threat agents that could be used by terrorists. For each of these agents, HHS has developed resources to aid health officials as they communicate with the public in the first hours of an emergency.
- Short and extended messages offering health and safety information for the first hours
- Radio scripts, slates, B-roll and sound bites to aid with media outreach
- University research reports that formed the groundwork for these materials
The extent of the resources varies for each agent. There are four categories of terrorism agents:Message Template for the First Minutes for All Emergencies
The suggested template below could be used in the first minutes after a suspected terrorism incident when little is known.