Terrorism Awareness

Protecting Our Community
All should continue to be vigilant, take notice of their surroundings, and report suspicious items or activities to local authorities immediately.

We all play a role in protecting our community. Why?
  • Security, police, and the military can’t be everywhere
  • Terrorism personally effects every individual
  • Heightened awareness communicates that we are not easy targets
Staying Alert.
How do we recognize the difference between normal and abnormal behavior? By staying alert in our travels and daily routines and getting to know:
  • Who our neighbors are
  • What cars are normally in our neighborhood
  • Who regularly makes deliveries at work
  • Who the regular maintenance and cleaning people are at work
  • What is appropriate in our work area so we can identify what isn’t
Pay attention to.
  • Issues that have been in the media
  • Local/national/interventional news that may increase the risk for certain groups or facilities
  • Government released “threat notices” indicating a threat against a type of facility
  • Massachusetts and U.S. threat advisory systems, which help you determine how alert you should be.
Be Prepared:
Everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for themselves and their family, and stay informed about what to do during an emergency.
To Learn More About Preparedness, Visit www.ready.gov