Measure for Measure

Kemp, Roger L.
August 2005
Fire Chief;Aug2005, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p52
Trade Publication
The article focuses on measures implemented to prevent terrorism in the U.S. To improve coordination and communication among all levels of government and the public in the fight against terrorism, U.S. President George W. Bush signed Homeland Security Presidential Directive 3 on March 12, 2002, creating the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS). There are many federal alert systems in the U.S. and each is tailored and specific to different sectors of the society. The HSAS provides a national framework for these systems, allowing government officials to communicate the nature and degree of terrorist threats to citizens. This advisory system characterizes appropriate levels of vigilance, preparedness and readiness in a series of graduated threat conditions. State and local officials will be informed in advance of national threat advisories whenever possible.


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