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FEMA 452, A How-To Guide to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings (2005)

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This how-to guide* outlines methods for identifying the critical assets and functions within buildings, determining the threats to those assets, and assessing the vulnerabilities associated with those threats. The methods presented provide a means to assess risks and to make decisions about how to mitigate them. The scope of the methods includes reducing physical damage to structural and non-structural components of buildings and related infrastructure, and reducing resultant casualties during conventional bomb attacks, as well as attacks involving chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) agents. NOTE: This publication is available free to Local and State government staff. All other interested parties can obtain this publication via online download only. The Risk Assessment Database can be downloaded from www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/rms/rmsp452.shtm. *The guide is currently being updated.